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

Updated 2 July. Following government guidance, some of the outdoor spaces at Hampton Court Palace are now open Wednesday-Sunday. Palace interiors will re-open 17 July. The Magic Garden and Maze remain closed. Please read our visit information

Experience Hampton Court Palace’s outdoor spaces and magnificent gardens including 60 acres of spectacular formal gardens.

Come and find the sculptures in the gardens at Hampton Court Palace

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

Great Fountain Garden

Shady spots

Find the perfect place to cool down in the gardens.

Hampton Court Palace 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.


Hampton Court Palace

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

Families Things to see

This summer enjoy the beautiful and magnificent gardens at Hampton Court Palace. Make the most of your time in these stunning royal gardens with one of our new garden trails.


Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A family of two women, a boy and a girl relax and admire the colourful planting in the Rose Garden at Hampton Court Palace. The Tudor palace can be seen in the background
Things to see

Discover an abundance of colour in the grounds of the historic Tudor buildings at Hampton Court Palace.


Hampton Court Palace

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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Tracey Tooley investigating Hampton Court Palace with Tudor figures from history.

Five brilliant history resources for home schooling

Discover curriculum-linked history resources for all Key Stages that will keep your kids learning about the Tudors, Victorians and more while you're staying home together.

Queen Elizabeth I, 'The Rainbow Portrait', c.1600

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The Wolsey Closet, looking south west, showing the rich decoration and colour of the lost Tudor interiors

Conservation of a Tudor ceiling

Watch our latest conservation video to discover more about our work behind the scenes.

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

Henry VIII

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

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

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