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 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.

01 June - 18 September

Tower of London Superbloom

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RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

04–09 July 2022 (Members’ Days: 04 and 05 July)

Join us for a fun-filled celebration in the stunning setting of Hampton Court Palace in summer 2022.

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

Experience the splendour of the Tudor court in Henry VIII's Great Hall, complete with his magnificent tapestries.

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Hampton Court Palace

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

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

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Hampton Court Palace

10.00-18.00 (last entry at 17.15)

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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 and find our free entry Garden Open Days dates.

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Hampton Court Palace

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Illustration of Hampton Court Palace with people in front at festival.
Events Families

Join us for a summer celebration of food and drink in the iconic East Front Gardens at Hampton Court Palace.

27-29 August 2022

Hampton Court Palace

10:00 - 18:00

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Summer Live Offer 2021, costumed interpreters as Tudor Liveried Yeomen in the courtyards at Hampton Court Palace
Things to see

Join us each weekend at Hampton Court Palace and meet the Tudors that made the court of Henry VIII tick.

Weekends from 30 April

Hampton Court Palace

10.00 - 17.00

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The west front of Hampton Court Palace with the gardens in the foreground under a blue sky.
Families Events

Join Bottom and the Mechanicals this summer as they make their long-awaited return to Hampton Court Palace – the original home of A Midsummer’s Night Dream – to host a half-hour extravaganza of sketches, games and interactive family fun!

06 August - 21 August

Hampton Court Palace

11.30, 13.30, 15.30

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Tudor West Gate of Hampton Court Palace under a blue sky. Visitors can be seen in the foreground

Hampton Court Palace: Behind Closed Doors Season 2

Hampton Court Palace: Behind Closed Doors is back for another season starting Saturday 18 June 20.00, on Channel 5. An intimate look behind the scenes of King Henry VIII’s favourite palace and country retreat on the Thames. We follow the team who care for the palace, it’s spectacular rooms and magnificent gardens.

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A family of two women, a boy and a girl walk through the Wilderness at Hampton Court Palace on a sunny day. The children hold ice creams.

Shady spots in Hampton Court Palace gardens

Escape the heat this summer with a refreshing day out among the shaded gardens of Hampton Court Palace.

A family of two women, a boy and a girl smile and talk in the Tudor cloisters of Hampton Court Palace

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

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Aerial view of Hampton Court Palace from the south west, showing the Pond Gardens in the foreground.

The story of Hampton Court Palace

Home of Henry VIII and the Tudor dynasty.

Detail of Henry VIII stained glass from the west window in The Great Hall

Henry VIII

Who was the real Henry VIII?

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

Conservationists in the Little Banqueting House at Hampton Court Palace. Blue light washes across a wall of paintings.

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We raise all of our own funds and are facing serious financial challenges as a result of the Coronavirus. We urgently need your support. A donation is an investment in the palaces' future so that generations can enjoy them for centuries to come.

Volunteer outside of Base Court at Hampton Court, with a replica of Henry VIII's wine fountain in the far right

Volunteer with us

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

The Queen's Staircase, looking east.

Become a patron

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

Bridgerton cast at Hampton Court Palace while filming.

Bridgerton filming locations

Explore filming locations for the Nextflix show Bridgerton at Hampton Court Palace and discover the history behind them.

Bridgerton filming locations
Selection of Anne Boleyn inspired gifts

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Discover unique souvenirs inspired by our palaces and the royalty who inhabited them.

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