Hampton Court Palace

Please help us maintain the wonderful home of Henry VIII by visiting

Please help us maintain the wonderful home of Henry VIII by visiting

Hampton Court Palace and gardens (including The Magic Garden) will be open daily from 21 October - 1 November. Please pre-book your tickets in advance. Please read our visit information

Experience the public dramas and private lives of Henry VIII, his wives and 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 Hampton Court Palace’s outdoor spaces and 60 acres of magnificent gardens.

Enjoy a day out for all the family

Keep the family entertained with a day out at Hampton Court Palace. Book your tickets and arrival time online (members go free).

Ice rink at Hampton Court with Chapel Royal Choiresters

Hampton Court Palace ice rink

19 November 2020 to 3 January 2021

Prepare to be swept away by the seasonal atmosphere of Hampton Court Palace this Christmas as the ice rink returns for another year.

Explore the palace

Ghost trail artwork
Families Things to see

Seek out the ghostly stories around the palace in our half term ghost trail.

24 October to 1 November

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A boy holds up a toy sword and shouts as children play in the background at the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace

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

Daily from 21 October - 1 November

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Visitors explore Henry VIII's Kitchens after re-interpretation in 2018.
Things to see

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


Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Illustration of the East Front of Hampton Court Palace with food tents and christmas displays in front under a snowy blue sky.

Festive Fayre

Enjoy a big helping of festive spirit as the Festive Fayre returns to the magical Hampton Court Palace this winter.

Visitors seated in the Great Hall, working on family activities and surrounded by Tudor tapestries

Members go free

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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.

Make memories with family membership
Tudor figure wicker sculpture in the gardens

We had a lovely day. Your warders were so welcoming and helpful. We enjoyed the sculptures too. Bit by bit we are able to do the things that make life pleasurable and Hampton Court has contributed to that feeling.

Barbara, August 2020

Floodlit Hampton Court Palace

Historic hauntings at Hampton Court Palace

What ghostly happenings have there been at Hampton Court? Who is the grey lady? 

John Blanke pictured in the Westminster Tournament Roll. The Roll depicts the tournament that Henry VIII held to celebrate the birth of his first son, Henry.

John Blanke

John Blanke was a royal trumpeter in the courts of Henry VII and Henry VIII, and remains the only black Tudor for whom we have an identifiable image.

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As a self-funding charity, we urgently need your help to reduce the impact of the Coronavirus.

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.

Lucy Worsley, Joint Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, speaks at a reception

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