Base Court will be closed to visitors from 29 May - 27 June 2018. More information

Digital Missions

Shh! You are invited on a special mission...

Shh! You are invited on a special mission...

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Ticketing information

Included in palace admission Buy Hampton Court Palace tickets

Go on an interactive adventure at Hampton Court Palace. Meet characters from history, explore all around you, do challenges and win badges!

Download the free Time Explorers app to your iOS or Android device before your visit. Search 'Time Explorers' in the App Store.

Compatibility:

  • iOS: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Optimised for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. Requires iOS 8.0 or later. 
  • Android: Available on Jelly Bean, Kitkat, Lollipop and Marshmallow.  Optimised for Lollipop and Marshmallow.

Digital missions available at Hampton Court Palace

1. The Ambassador's Secret Assignment

It's 1540 and Carlos di Borghese the Venetian Ambassador needs your help to spy on King Henry VIII’s court by gathering evidence from the Tudor apartments.

2. The Clerk's Fantastic Feast

Plans are afoot to impress Henry VIII with a surprise feast for all his court. The kitchen clerk is counting on you to help prepare an amazing banquet.

3. The Lord's Grand Gift

It's 1699 and King William III is coming home. The Lord Chamberlain, Lord Alderney needs your help to find the King a finishing touch for his apartments by searching for as many ideas as possible.

4. The Architect's Design Dilemma

It's 1714 and the architect John Vanburgh needs your help to decide if Hampton Court is stylish enough for the new king, George I, to keep.

5. The Maid's Party Panic

It's 1717 and Maid of Honour Molly Lepel needs your help to prepare for her first grand ball at the Palace by learning all about the new royal family, their apartments and court etiquette.

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Children and parents play on two red and blue towers - the King's and Queen's Towers - in the sunshine at The Magic Garden

Meet mysterious beasts, storm the battlements and discover the secret grotto in the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace.

Open daily (2018 season planned closures - 16 July and 10 September 2018.)

Families Highlights

10:00-18:00 (last entry 17:15)

A medieval character in red emerges from the structure of the Tower of London

Meet characters from the Tower of London's history, explore all around you, do challenges and win badges on your Digital Mission.

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Meet a character from history, explore the palace, complete challenges and win a badge in your Digital Mission!

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Henry VIII teddy bear

Henry VIII teddy bear

Henry VIII bear, named after Hampton Court Palace's notorious resident King Henry VIII, in a traditional Tudor costume. Suitable for little princes and princesses aged three years and above. Measures 28cm.

£14.99

Royal Wedding 2018 commemorative biscuit tin

Royal Wedding 2018 commemorative biscuit tin

Celebrate the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with this beautifully illustrated biscuit tin. Featuring designs by renowned British illustrator Milly Green, this pretty biscuit tin will make the perfect keepsake of this special Royal Wedding.

£14.99

Celebrate the birth of a new royal baby. This colourful illustrated Royal Baby 2018 cotton tea towel by popular British designer Milly Green commemorates the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's third baby, a new sibling for HRH Prince George and HRH Princess Charlotte. The royal baby boy was born on 23rd April 2018.

Royal Baby 2018 commemorative cotton tea towel

Celebrate the birth of a new royal baby. This colourful illustrated Royal Baby 2018 cotton tea towel by popular British designer Milly Green commemorates the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's third baby, a new sibling for HRH Prince George and HRH Princess Charlotte. The royal baby boy was born on 23rd April 2018.

£11.99