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

Henry VIII's Apartments

Restricted access

There will be restricted access in The Great Hall until 01 March 2019 due to conservation maintenance works, which visitors will be able to view from a safe distance.

Parts of the Tudor palace will be closed for essential conservation and maintenance work on the following dates:

  • The Council Chamber will be closed from 25 February to 10 March 2019.
  • The Great Hall will be closed 27-29 February 2019.
  • The Great Watching Chamber and Buttery will be closed until 22 March 2019.

Other sections of the Tudor palace open as normal

Other sections of the Tudor palace and Henry VIII's Apartments, including Henry VIII's Kitchens, the Haunted Gallery and Processional Route, the Young Henry VIII exhibition and The Chapel Royal will be open as normal during the times stated above.

The Chapel Royal

The Chapel Royal will close at 13:00 on 26 February 2019.

This is a working chapel which always closes for religious services on Sundays and other holy days.

Visit the Chapel Royal

Cumberland Art Gallery

The Cumberland Art Gallery will be closed 01-04 April 2019.

Visit the Cumberland Art Gallery

The Magic Garden

The Magic Garden is currently closed for the winter season and will re-open on 30 March 2019.

Visit the Magic Garden

Free entry to the Formal Gardens

  • We offer free daily access from 09:00-10:00 to the palace's East Front Gardens.
  • 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.
The Formal Gardens
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Tours and talks

Hold the stories of Hampton Court Palace in your hands and experience history where it happened with an audio guide tour.


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Tours and talks

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

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Families Tours and talks

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