On 08-26 January 2018 there will be various disruptions to the Tudor Route due to essential maintenance. More info
Committed to access for all
We welcome all visitors to Hampton Court Palace and aim to make everyone’s day out enjoyable.
Disabled visitors are entitled to bring an accompanying carer free of charge. These complimentary adult carer tickets can only be obtained on the day of your visit upon presentation of proof of registered disability.
We've created an Accessibility Guide using the VisitEngland template.Quick guide to accessibility
View our comprehensive, full-colour access guide before visiting.
All recognised guide, assistance or service dogs - including assistance dogs in training - are welcome inside the palace. Please make sure they are wearing their designated jacket or lead slip. Owners should also bring the dog’s 'Assistance Dog’s (UK)’ identification book (or the appropriate international equivalent) with them. Unfortunately, due to conservation concern and the nature of items on display, we do not allow emotional support animals to enter the palace at this time.
Audio tours for blind or partially sighted visitors are available for the following areas:
Braille guidebooks are available to borrow from the Information Centre. Braille and large print folders are offered for the Young Henry VIII exhibition. Please ask a warder if you wish to use them.
Artefacts in the Tudor Kitchen may be handled, as these are replicas.
Induction loops can be found in the following locations:
Switch your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting to activate.
Audio guide transcripts
Transcripts of our audio guides can be found in the Information Centre.
British Sign Language Facilitated visits
Get the most out of your visit by arranging to join one of our BSL Interpretation Tours. These tours are included in your ticket price.
Whilst we strive to make Hampton Court Palace accessible to all visitors, this historic building has many uneven surfaces and difficult staircases. We recommend that wheelchair users bring their own wheelchairs for comfort and ease
Staff operated lift
The majority of our exhibitions are accessible to those with limited mobility as there is a lift to the State Apartments on the first floor. Please speak to a State Apartment Warder if you wish to use it. A virtual tour of the Young Henry Exhibition, which has no lift access, is available to view online or in the Information Centre.
A number of wheelchairs are available (free of charge) for use around the palace. Single-person mobility scooters are available to borrow for use in the gardens. Please ask a member of staff at the entrance for details.
We also have a powered ‘We-Go’ wheelchair. This is operated by volunteer guides who take users on a dedicated tour of the palace. These tours must be pre-booked at least two weeks in advance and cost £5 for each 2 hours of hire. Download and send us this form to secure your place: email@example.com
Taxi drop off/collection
Book a place on a BSL tour and discover Hampton Court's wonderful stories.
Two-hour BSL tours
Book an escorted description service - available to take blind or partially sighted visitors around Hampton Court Palace.