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Highlights of Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

Discover the home of Henry VIII

Discover the home of Henry VIII

Experience the public dramas and private Lives of Henry VIII, his wives the queens and their children in the world of the Tudor court. Admire Henry’s Great Hall and Tudor kitchens. Discover the spectacular baroque palace built for William III and Mary II and explore 60 acres of magnificent gardens and the popular Magic Garden adventure playground.


Opening times

05 June - 21 July 2024
Wednesday - Sunday: 10:00-17:30
Last admission: 16:30

There are temporary route closures in place around the palace. Check our opening times page for all closures before you visit.

The Magic Garden opens at 11:00 on certain dates throughout the year.

Tickets and prices

Explore Hampton Court Palace. Pre-booking is recommended and ticket prices are different for peak and off peak visits.

Dogs are not permitted within the palace, courtyards or gardens unless they are trained assistance dogs.

Ticket prices from (excluding donation):

  • Members: Free
  • Adult: £27.20
  • Child age 5-15: £13.60

Getting here

Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU. Directions

Enjoy a day out for all the family

Keep the family entertained with a day out at Hampton Court Palace.

Henry VIII's Joust

20-21 July 2024

Experience the thrill of the Tudor joust as the country's greatest knights battle it out at Hampton Court Palace.

Included in your ticket

  • Families
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The Magic Garden

Meet mysterious beasts, storm the battlements and discover the secret grotto in the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace.

  • Open Wednesday - Sunday
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  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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  • Things to see

Henry VIII's Kitchens

Transport yourself back to the heyday of Tudor feasting and entertainment in Henry VIII's Kitchens at Hampton Court Palace.

  • Open
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  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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Hampton Court Gardens

Take time to explore and relax in these world-renowned gardens and find our free entry Garden Open Days dates.

  • Open in line with palace opening hours.
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  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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What's on

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The Tudor World in the Wolsey Rooms

Discover the oldest rooms at Hampton Court Palace and meet the ordinary men and women who enabled the Tudor court to exist and flourish.

  • Open
  • In line with palace opening hours
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  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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Changing Times

See live performers at the Tudor State Apartments. Converse with skilled painters and listen to stories from wise travellers.

  • Until 19 July 2024
  • 11:00 - 15:45
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  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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Hampton Court Palace Food Festival

Join a bank holiday weekend celebration of food and drink in Hampton Court Palace's iconic gardens.

  • 24 - 26 August 2024
  • 10:00 - 18:00
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  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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Discover beautiful commemorative souvenirs and unique gifts inspired by our palaces.

Image: ©Netflix

What's been filmed at Hampton Court Palace?

From costume dramas to documentaries, discover the historic locations behind your favourite TV shows and films.

Browse history and stories

Katherine Parr

Scholar, Stepmother, Survivor

The remarkable life of Henry VIII’s last Queen

The Queen's Bedchamber in the Georgian Apartments at Hampton Court Palace. The crimson state bed was made for the Prince and Princess of Wales (the future King George II and Queen Caroline) in 1715. It is surrounded by a gilded bed rail, possibly made for King Charles II's wife, Henrietta Maria, then used by the King himself.

Queen Caroline's State Bed is Back!... on Display

Go behind the scenes with the Conservation team at Hampton Court Palace, who are continuing their work on Queen Caroline's much-loved State Bed.

"I am always in constant awe of everything inside and outside of the palace and I always look forward to my next visit."

-Palace Member

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