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

Update 3 December: In line with government guidance, Hampton Court Palace will reopen on 5 December. Please read how we are keeping you safe on your visit

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

5 December 2020 to 17 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

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.

Weekends only

Hampton Court Palace

Included in all admission tickets (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.

Closed

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
Families

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

Weekends only

Hampton Court Palace

Last admission 15.00

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A high-level view of the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace, looking down over the dark brown choir stalls and chequered floor, along the stone Tudor windows and blue painted vaulted ceiling.

Christmas carols from the Palaces

Join us online from the palaces for a special service of Nine Lessons and Carols to celebrate the festive season.

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

Festive Fayre

Friday 11 - Sunday 13 December

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

Christmas decoration with letters V & A representing Victoria and Albert

Christmas through the ages online talk

Join Lucy Worsley and special guests for a for a whistle-stop tour of Christmas traditions through the ages.

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

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.

Make memories with family membership
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.

Support us

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

Become a patron

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

A selection of Christmas tree figure decorations including Henry VIII hanging on a Christmas tree.

Christmas decorations

Discover our joyful collection of Christmas decorations, ornaments and baubles.