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 6 August. Hampton Court Palace and gardens (including The Magic Garden) is open 7 days a week through August until 6 September. Entry to the Magic Garden requires a palace admission ticket for non members. The Maze remains closed. Please read our visit information

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).

Children play in the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace

Escape to Hampton Court Palace this summer

With lots to see and 60 acres of gardens to explore, it is a great time to visit this summer.

Explore the palace

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)

The King's Great Bedchamber, looking north. 

Objects seen include the state bed (1716) carved by Richard Roberts (active 1714-29), "Purchase of the Field of Ephron" wall tapestry attributed to Pieter Coeck van Aelst (1502-50) (on the right of the image), also showing part of the ceiling painting (c1701) by Antonio Verrio (c. 1639-1707).
Things to see

Enjoy the beautiful State Apartments and private rooms of William III and Mary II at Hampton Court Palace as part of your visit.

Open

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

What's on

Food and drink at the Hampton Court Palace food market
Events

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

Saturday 29-Monday 31 August 2020

Hampton Court Palace

29, 30 August 10:00 - 18:00, 31 August 10.00-17.00

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Performers dressed in Tudor costume on stage
Families Events

Get ready for Tudor Summer School! Bring the whole family to Hampton Court Palace this summer and test your knowledge on the Tudors.

Wednesday - Sunday, 12 to 23 August

Hampton Court Palace

Performances are 40 minutes

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Cars in the gardens of Hampton Court Palace as part of Concours of Elegance 2017.
Events

Join us as 60 of the rarest cars in the world gather in the incredible Fountain Garden at Hampton Court Palace.

4-6 September 2020

Hampton Court Palace

Friday and Saturday 10:00-18:00; Sunday 10:00-17:00

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Family enjoying a picnic in the shade under a tree.

Shady spots in the gardens

Find a shady spot in the gardens to sit and escape the heat.

Food and drink at the Hampton Court Palace Good Food Festival 2017

Hampton Court Palace Food Market

29, 30 and 31 August

Sample delicious food and drink from hand-picked artisan producers and enjoy live entertainment from festival favourites in the palace’s stunning gardens, making a relaxing August bank holiday day out.

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.

Make memories with family membership
Tudor figure wicker sculpture in the gardens

We had a lovely day. Your warders were so welcoming and helpful. We enjoyed the sculptures too. Bit by bit we are able to do the things that make life pleasurable and Hampton Court has contributed to that feeling.

Barbara, August 2020

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

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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.

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Lucy Worsley, Joint Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, speaks at a reception

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