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When

  • Selected dates
Two-hour tours

Included in palace entry tickets

10.30-12.30, 13.30-15.30 (16.00-17.00 summer only). Please go to the Information Centre on arrival.

Included in palace admission

Saturday 12 August
Deaf BSL-using Guide:  Ian Urquhart
Interpreter Guide:  Lynne Johnston

Sunday 13 August  
Deaf BSL-using Guide: John Wilson  
Interpreter Guide: Jenny Peters

Saturday 9 September  
Deaf BSL-using Guide: Robert Heads
Interpreter Guide: Lynne Johnston

Sunday 10 September
Deaf BSL-using Guide:  John Wilson  
Interpreter Guide: Jenny Peters  

Saturday 14 October   
Deaf BSL-using Guide: John Wilson  
Interpreter Guide: Lynne Johnston
 
Sunday 15 October
Deaf BSL-using Guide: Robert Heads  
Interpreter Guide: Jenny Peters

Saturday 11 November
Deaf BSL-using Guide: Ian Urquhart
Interpreter Guide
: Lynne Johnston

Sunday 12 November
Deaf BSL-using Guide
: Robert Heads
Interpreter Guide
: Jenny Peters

Friday 29 December (Christmas)
Deaf BSL-using Guide: John Wilson  
Interpreter Guide: Jenny Peters

Saturday 30 December (Christmas)  
Deaf BSL-using Guide: Robert Heads
Interpreter Guide:  Lynne Johnston

Dates in October and November need to be pre-booked; the Deaf guide and BSL interpreter-guide will not be present if no one has let us know that they will be coming.

How to book 
Email hamptoncourt@hrp.org.uk or call Text Relay 18001 020 3166 6000 least two weeks in advance with your preferred date.  If you wish to pre-arrange a different date, please also give us two weeks’ notice so that we can book the interpreter and/or guide.

If you would like to visit on a date that suits you and is not listed above, please get in touch with details of your preferred date and we will book an interpreter for you.

About the tours

On arrival, please go to the Information Centre off Base Court and make yourself known to the staff. They will find the interpreter/guide for you and someone will come to collect you.

A BSL interpreter-guide (either Lynne Johnston or Jenny Peters) and a Deaf BSL-using guide (Ian Urquhart, John Wilson or Robert Heads) will be available for two-hour slots on the dates listed above. They will offer the following tours:

10.30-12.30  The Tudor Palace of Henry VIII

13.30-15.30  The Baroque Palace of William III

16.00-17.00  The palace gardens (summer only)

Itineraries can be tailored to individual or group need but general the BSL interpreter-guides will follow the palace's daily costumed presentation and the Deaf guides will give guided tours of areas of the palace not covered by the costumed guides.

Group leaders planning to bring a large party may wish to arrange a private date that is just for their group.

Hampton Court Palace reserves the right to move the planned BSL interpreter presence to cover special events.

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Information on access, getting to Hampton Court Palace and opening times.

Hampton Court Palace Access guide Hampton Court Palace British Sign Language interpreted tours