Ticketing info

Visit Hampton Court Palace, the Maze and the Magic Garden at a discounted price when you purchase your Horrible Histories ticket. The Combination ticket costs £26 per adult (saving £4.20) and £13 per child (saving £3.10). 

Please call 0844 482 7795 to find out more about this offer. Alternatively, you can purchase the Combination ticket on site at the ticket office by showing your Horrible Histories ticket. Unfortunately this offer is not available online.

Separate ticket (advanced booking required)

The Best of Barmy Britain

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead!

So it’s time to prepare yourselves for this special one hour production of Horrible Histories live on stage at Hampton Court Palace!

Could you beat battling Boudicca? Will you lose your heart or your head to Henry VIII? Can Parliament survive Gunpowder Guy? Would you stand and deliver to dastardly Dick Turpin? Escape the clutches of Burke and Hare and move to the groove with party animal, ‘quirky Queen Vicky’.

Don’t miss this horrible history of Britain with all the nasty bits left in!

Further Information

The show runs for one hour and is an outdoor performance in the gardens so please dress appropriately for the weather on the day.

Please note that umbrellas and folding chairs are prohibited as they may restrict the view for other guests. There will be cushions to hire onsite for the duration of the performance. These are priced at £1.50 per cushion or four for £5. Please bring cash as cards will not be accepted.

Refreshments will be available in the performance area or feel free to bring your own picnic with you if you wish.

Weather

Please note we will go ahead with the performance in the event of bad weather, unless there are exceptional circumstances (where the safety of the audience is at risk of being compromised). We will make cancellation announcements in the morning, both through email (to those who provided an address) and via this webpage.

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The Annual International Real Tennis event returns to Hampton Court to celebrate this ancient game, played by Henry VIII.

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Discover masterpieces by Rembrandt, Holbein, van Dyck, and many more when you visit the Cumberland Art Gallery at Hampton Court Palace.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

One of the undoubted highlights of a visit to Hampton Court Palace is the sparkling re-creation of Henry VIII's crown on display in the Royal Pew.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

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The Royal Mint’s 2017 British coin set, marks the year’s memorable events and anniversaries. Commemorative proof.

Royal Mint Sapphire Jubilee 2017 commemorative coin

Queen Elizabeth II is the first British monarch to celebrate a Sapphire Jubilee. Mark the occasion with this uncirculated Royal Mint coin.

£14.99

Six Wives Charm Bracelet.  An intriguing royal heraldic charm bracelet with charms of Henry VIII and his six wives family crests.

Six wives charm bracelet

An intriguing royal heraldic charm bracelet with charms of Henry VIII and his six wives family crests.

£24.99

Anne Boleyn’s famous B pendant necklace, worn throughout her marriage to Henry VIII is available with any initial.

Anne Boleyn initial necklace

Anne Boleyn’s famous B pendant necklace, worn throughout her marriage to Henry VIII is available with any initial.

£50.00