Hampton Court Palace

Discover the home of Henry VIII

Discover the home of Henry VIII

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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.

 

Hampton Court Palace

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Hampton Court Food Festival

28-30 August 2021

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

Explore Hampton Court 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.

Open

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.

Open

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.

Open

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Henry VIII (1491-1547) June 1526-June 1527, by LUCAS HORENBOUT (C. 1490/5-1544)
Events Things to see

Immerse yourself in Tudor history as we reunite stunning works of art, gold, weapons, manuscripts and clothing from the Field of Cloth of Gold, Henry VIII's legendary encounter with his great rival François I of France.

20 May - 05 September 2021

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Two actors in Tudor costumer performing on stage
Families

This tongue-in-cheek family production will run three times per day on a stage in the palace gardens.

24 July - 22 August 2021

Hampton Court Palace

Daily, 11.30, 13.30 and 15.30

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Watch Hampton Court: Behind Closed Doors

Thursday 22 July at 8pm on Channel 5

Hampton Court: Behind Closed Doors is an intimate look behind the scenes of King Henry VIII’s beloved royal palace on the Thames.

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Hampton Court Palace gardens

Seek out a spot to relax in our beautiful, spacious gardens.

The Field of Cloth of Gold

Henry VIII's historic meeting with his great rival François I was a defining point in his reign.

Henry VIII's last queen

Discover the life of Katherine Parr, Queen, wife, nurse and loving mother, who married Henry VIII at Hampton Court on 12 July 1543.

Support us

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

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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.

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

Become a patron

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

Hampton Court Palace gifts

Discover our wonderful range of gifts, from Anne Boleyn jewellery to Henry VIII aprons.