Hampton Court Palace

Explore the home of Henry VIII

Explore 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, the infamous Haunted Gallery and the Tudor kitchens. Discover the spectacular baroque palace built for William III and Mary II and explore the magnificent gardens.

Enjoy a day out for all the family

Keep the family entertained with a day out at Hampton Court Palace. Book online to save (members go free).

See the lost dress of Elizabeth I

12 October 2019 - 23 February 2020

See the Bacton Altar Cloth, a rare survival of Elizabethan dress worn by Elizabeth I, and the iconic Rainbow Portrait at Hampton Court Palace.

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

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

Open daily until 03 November 2019

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

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

Renowned across the world, Hampton Court Palace's beautiful gardens are an unmissable attraction.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Families

Explore the palace gardens this summer and discover the colourful dragons lurking among the trees and plants.

Daily until 03 November 2019

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A ghost tour guide stands on the Silverstick Stairs of Hampton Court Palace at night. A ghost representing Jane Seymour appears behind him.
Events Tours and talks

Discover stories of spooky apparitions and paranormal activity on an evening ghost tour of Hampton Court Palace.

Selected dates from October 2019 - February 2020

Hampton Court Palace

90 mins

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

An actress dressed as Elizabeth I in the Great Watching Chamber at Hampton Court Palace.
Highlights Tours and talks

Explore Hampton Court Palace and discover how people at court lived and dressed during Elizabeth I's reign.

02 September - 25 October 2019

Hampton Court Palace

Daily at various times

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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.

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Detail of the stained-glass in the west window showing a likeness of King Henry VIII in the Great Hall. The glass was installed in 1845 to the designs of Thomas Willement.

Henry VIII

Renaissance Prince or terrible Tudor? Who was the real Henry VIII?

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We are a charity and there are several ways you can support us.

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Help us to conserve these historic buildings, ensuring they are here for future generations to enjoy. We raise all our own funds and depend on your support.

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

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