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Performance of the Elizabethan Christmas at Hampton Court palace

A heart-warming Christmas story for all the family, set at the court of Queen Elizabeth I and performed around the palace.

22 to 23 December and 27 December 2017 to 1 January 2018

Highlights

11:00- 15:30

People skating on the ice rink outside the front of Hampton Court Palace

Join us to skate against a backdrop of one of the greatest palaces on earth – Henry VIII’s historic home, Hampton Court Palace.

24 November 2017 - 07 January 2018

Events Families

Skating sessions are 45 minutes on the ice, plus we recommend that you arrive 30 minutes before your session to get ready to take to the ice!

Visitors walking through Base Court covered in snow

Experience Christmas at Hampton Court Palace by joining us for our fun festive family activities in December!

Selected weekends in December 2017

Families
Hymn of music book held by member of Choir of the Chapel Royal

Get Christmas off to a traditional start by singing carols through some of the palace courtyards.

16-17 December and 21-23 December 2017

Events Families

1 hour, starting at 18:00 or 20:00

One of the undoubted highlights of a visit to Hampton Court Palace is the sparkling re-creation of Henry VIII's crown on display in the Royal Pew.

Open daily

Things to see

The newly restored Kitchen Garden recreates a taste of the gardens that would have fed the Royal Household at Hampton Court Palace through the reign of the Georges.

Open daily

Things to see
View through the Mantegna Gallery room

One of the most famous collections of paintings in the history of European art, The Triumphs of Caesar remains on permanent display in the Mantegna Gallery at Hampton Court Palace.

The Mantegna Gallery is closed

Things to see
Fountain Court, looking west. The courtyard fountain can just be seen through an archway on the left.

Get an expert’s guide of what there is to see and do at each palace with one of our State Apartment Warders at Hampton Court.

25 November and 21 December 2017. 20 January, 08 February and 10 March 2018

Member only Tours and talks

Tours begin at 11:00 and 14:00

Come and discuss our book of the month with other members at Hampton Court Palace.

13 December 2017. 10 January, 14 February and 14 March 2018

Member only

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Open daily

Families

Book an escorted description service - available to take blind or partially sighted visitors around Hampton Court Palace.

Selected dates

Highlights

Built between 1526 and 1529, the royal tennis courts at Hampton Court Palace were used regularly by Henry VIII and you can view them as part of your visit.

Summer only

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