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
10:30-12:30 and 13:30-15:30

Ticketing information

British Sign Language tours are included in your palace admission ticket, but some dates do need to be pre-booked. Please see the Available dates section for more information.

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.

Included in palace admission (members go free) Buy Hampton Court Palace tickets

About the tours

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 below.

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.

Available dates

November 2018

Dates in 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 at least two weeks beforehand.

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

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

December 2018

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

Saturday 29 December
Deaf BSL-using Guide: John Wilson
Interpreter Guide: Lynne Johnston

Sunday 30 December
Deaf BSL-using Guide: Robert Heads
Interpreter Guide: Jenny Peters

Important information

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.

How to book

February, March, October and November

Dates in February, March, October and November need to be pre-booked. Please email hamptoncourt@hrp.org.uk or call Text Relay 18001 020 3166 6000 at least two weeks in advance with your preferred date.  

December

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

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.

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

Hampton Court Palace Access guide