Opening and closing times

Information on seasonal hours and planned closures

Information on seasonal hours and planned closures

Opening times

Hampton Court Palace is open daily except 24-26 December.


Summer (25 March - 27 October)

Monday-Sunday- 10:00-18:00
Last admission- 17:00

Last admission to Magic Garden and Maze- 17:15


Winter (28 October - 30 March)

Monday-Sunday- 10:00-16:30

Last admission- 15:30
Last entry to Maze- 15:45

Closures and notices

Mantegna Gallery

The Mantegna Gallery will be closed to visitors on 10-11 September 2018. This is because some of the paintings will be on loan to the National Gallery for its Mantegna and Bellini exhibition. Three of the Triumphs of Caesar collection on display at Hampton Court Palace will therefore instead be full-size, full-colour reproductions until July 2019.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

The Magic Garden

 The Magic Garden will be closed for maintenance on:

  • 10 September 2018

East Front Gardens

The East Front Gardens will be closed to visitors on the following dates:

The Chapel Royal

The Chapel Royal is a working chapel which always closes for religious services on Sundays and other holy days (i.e. Good Friday).

The Chapel and Royal Pew will be closed on 18-19 July 2018. The Chapel Court Tudor Garden will be closed from 14:00 on these days. 

The Chapel Royal

Cumberland Art Gallery

The Wolsey Closet will be closed for conservation works on 27 July 2018. 

Free entry to the Formal Gardens

  • We offer free daily access from 09:00-10:00 to the palace’s East Front Gardens. Free admission is suspended between 21 August - 03 September 2018 due to on-site events and preparations. 
  • National Garden Open Day: We open the East and South Front Gardens on 01 August each year in conjunction with the National Gardens Scheme.
  • Hampton Court Palace Flower Show: We open the East and South Front Gardens for the duration of the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show: 03 to 08 July 2018.
  • Open House Weekend: We open the East and South Front Gardens for the duration of Open House Weekend: 22 to 23 September 2018.
The Formal Gardens

Explore what's on

Highlights Things to see

Renowned across the world, Hampton Court Palace's beautiful gardens are an unmissable attraction.

Open daily

Visitors walking through the Privy Garden
Tours and talks

Discover Hampton Court Palace and gardens via audio guides, tours with an expert guide and private roof top tours.

Selected dates

View of the Maze at Hampton Court Palace
Highlights Things to see

Lose yourself in the most famous maze in the world. The Hampton Court Maze is still baffling visitors after 300 years.

Open daily