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 (members go free) 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. 

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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Explore more family activities

A boy holds up a toy sword and shouts as children play in the background at the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace
Families Highlights

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

Closed until spring 2019

Hampton Court Palace

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

Meet characters from the Tower of London's history, complete challenges and win badges on your Digital Mission.


Tower of London


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


Kensington Palace

Henry VIII knight in shining armour hanging decoration. Handmade using traditional techniques this luxury hanging decoration features Henry VIII in his arms and armour

Henry VIII knight in shining armour hanging decoration

Take home your very own knight in shining armour with this Henry VIII hanging decoration.


Kew Palace luxury embroidered hanging decoration, luxury Christmas ornament depicts the Dutch House of Kew Palace which dates back to 1631

Kew Palace luxury embroidered hanging decoration

This luxury handmade Christmas tree decoration features the design of the front of the Dutch House at Kew Palace on the River Thames in south west London.


Henry VIII gauntlet armour oven glove made from Cotton twill with polyester thermal

Henry VIII gauntlet armour oven glove

This fun oven glove has been inspired by a suit of armour made for Henry VIII in 1540, which is on display at the Tower of London.