The Magic Garden is now closed for winter and will re-open in Spring 2018.

British Sign Language Tours

Arrange to visit on a date when BSL services will be on site

Arrange to visit on a date when BSL services will be on site

When

  • Selected dates
Two-hour BSL tours

Included in palace entry tickets

10.30-12.30 and 13.30-15.30. Please go to the Information Centre on arrival.

Included in palace admission

Dates in December do not need to be pre-booked - just turn up with your entrance ticket and enjoy the fun

Friday 29 December 2017 (Christmas)
Deaf BSL-using Guide: John Wilson  
Interpreter Guide: Jenny Peters

Saturday 30 December 2017 (Christmas)  
Deaf BSL-using Guide: Robert Heads
Interpreter Guide: Lynne Johnston

Dates in January, February and March 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 at least a week beforehand.

Saturday 13 January 2018
Deaf BSL-using Guide: Ian Urquhart
Interpreter Guide
: Lynne Johnston

Sunday 14 January 2018
Deaf BSL-using Guide
: John Wilson 
Interpreter Guide
: Jenny Peters

Saturday 10 February
Deaf BSL-using Guide: Ian Urquhart
Interpreter Guide
: Lynne Johnston

Sunday 11 February
Deaf BSL-using Guide: Robert Heads
Interpreter Guide
: Jenny Peters

Saturday 10 March
Deaf BSL-using Guide: John Wilson
Interpreter Guide
: Lynne Johnston

Sunday 11 March
Deaf BSL-using Guide: Ian Urquhart
Interpreter Guide
: Jenny Peters 

Dates from April do not need to be pre-booked - just turn up with your entrance ticket and enjoy the fun 

Saturday 14 April  
Deaf BSL-using Guide: Ian Urquhart
Interpreter Guide: Lynne Johnston

Sunday 15 April
Deaf BSL-using Guide: Robert Heads 
Interpreter Guide: Jenny Peters

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

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

Saturday 9 June 
Deaf BSL-using Guide: John Wilson
Interpreter Guide: Lynne Johnston

Sunday 10 June
Deaf BSL-using Guide: Robert Heads
Interpreter Guide: Jenny Peters

Saturday 21 July
Deaf BSL-using Guide: Robert Heads
Interpreter Guide: Lynne Johnston

Sunday 22 July 
Deaf BSL-using Guide: Ian Urquhart
Interpreter Guide: Jenny Peters

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

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

Saturday 8 September
Deaf BSL-using Guide: John Wilson
Interpreter Guide: Lynne Johnston

Sunday 9 September
Deaf BSL-using Guide: Robert Heads
Interpreter Guide: Jenny Peters

 

How to book during January, February and March
Email hamptoncourt@hrp.org.uk or call Text Relay 18001 020 3166 6000 least two weeks in advance with your preferred date.  

Booking other dates

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 and his wives

13.30-15.30  The Baroque Palace of William III and Mary II

16.00-17.00  The palace gardens (summer only)

Itineraries can be tailored to individual or group need but generally the BSL interpreter-guides will be available to interpret the palace's daily, timetabled, costumed presentations and the Deaf guides will give guided tours in BSL.

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