His Royal Highness The Prince Philip,
Duke of Edinburgh

Historic Royal Palaces joins the Royal Family and millions of people across the country in mourning the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Following the death of His Royal Highness, there will be changes to opening hours for the gardens at Hampton Court Palace and Hillsborough Castle. For further information, please read our FAQs page.

 

 

Hampton Court Palace

Please help us maintain the home of Henry VIII

Please help us maintain the home of Henry VIII

9 April 2021. Following the death of His Royal Highness, there will be changes to opening hours for the gardens at Hampton Court Palace and Hillsborough Castle. For further information, please read our FAQs page

Explore Hampton Court Palace’s outdoor spaces and 60 acres of magnificent gardens. 

Hampton Court Palace gardens

Book your tickets and arrival time online (members go free).

Easter Lindt GOLD BUNNY hunt

1-18 April

Join the Lindt GOLD BUNNY Hunt around the gardens and enjoy some springtime family fun.

Explore the gardens

Aerial view of a formal garden with green lawns on either side of a main path running towards the baroque palace. A fountain runs in the foreground at the centre of the path
Things to see

Take time to explore and relax in these world-renowned gardens without the usual crowds.

Open

Hampton Court Palace

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

Things to see

Wander through this treasure of the Hampton Court Gardens, which was once Charles II's formal pleasure garden and is now a wild meadow.

Open

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The Privy Garden at Hampton Court Palace, showing bright planting and baroque architecture under a clear blue sky
Things to see

Explore the Privy Garden, now restored to its former glory and complete with its intricate Tijou Screen.

Open

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Illustration of a large gold bunny sitting on grass in front of Hampton Court Palace.
Events Easter

Join the Lindt GOLD BUNNY Hunt around the gardens and enjoy some springtime family fun.

01 April - 18 April 2021

Hampton Court Palace

10:00-17:00

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Tulip illustration
Things to see Events

We’re planting over 100,000 bulbs for our first Tulip Festival in spring 2021.

12 April - 3 May 2021

Hampton Court Palace

10.00-17.00

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Henry VIII (1491-1547) June 1526-June 1527, by LUCAS HORENBOUT (C. 1490/5-1544)
Events Things to see

Immerse yourself in Tudor history as we reunite stunning works of art, gold, weapons, manuscripts and clothing from the Field of Cloth of Gold, Henry VIII's legendary encounter with his great rival François I of France.

20 May - 05 September 2021

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Members go free

Escape to the past whenever you want when you join us today.

Enjoy unlimited adventures at our palaces, a 10% discount in our shops and cafés, and exclusive events when you become a member of Historic Royal Palaces.

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Weddings at Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace is simply one of the most stunning wedding venues in the country. Set amid acres of beautiful gardens, this magnificent Tudor palace is the perfect setting for your special day.

How you can help

With a £100 million shortfall in our finances this year, and as a charity, we have never needed your support more. If you love the palaces and believe in what we do, please consider supporting us or by visiting our online shop.

The story of Hampton Court Palace

Home of Henry VIII and the Tudor dynasty: a 500-year old royal pleasure palace.

Support us

As a self-funding charity, we urgently need your help.

A conservator leans over a large machine where a historic tapestry is being cleaned and restored

Make a donation

Our palaces are expensive to maintain. We spent £32 million conserving and maintaining them in the last financial year. The running costs of Hampton Court Palace (with over 1390 rooms) are eye-watering. Please help us by giving what you can. Thank you.

Volunteer with us

Volunteers support the palaces in many different ways. See what roles we have available and register your interest.

The Tudor Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace, showing the Abraham Tapestries and the room set out for day visitors.

Become a patron

Step closer to history and join us for unique and amazing events as a patron of Historic Royal Palaces.

Hampton Court Palace gifts

Discover our wonderful range of gifts, from Anne Boleyn jewellery to Henry VIII aprons.