Christmas Ghost Tales

When

  • Start date: 01 December 2018
  • End date: 06 January 2019
Daily at 12:30 and 15:15 in the Queen's Presence Chamber

Ticketing information

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

For the Victorians and Edwardians, Christmas ghost stories were an essential tradition of the festive season.

Christmas is a time of cosy, festive merriment and celebration but there has, for many generations, been a strong desire to explore something altogether darker and spine-tingling at this time of year.

Join us in the Queen's Presence Chamber to hear ghost tales told by our past grace-and-favour residents that will chill your spine, and raise the hairs on the back of your neck!

Important information

These stories are not for the faint-hearted!

Please be aware that we are telling traditional ghost stories, based upon those from the Victorian and Edwardian eras, and they may not be suitable for anyone of a nervous disposition, or for families with children under the age of 12.

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Included in palace admission (members go free)

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Separate ticket

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