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 (29 March - 03 November)

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

Last admission to Magic Garden and Maze: 17:15


Winter (04 November - 27 March)

Monday-Sunday: 10:00-16:30

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

 

Closures and notices

Early closure - 11 June 2019

11 June 2019 - All ticketed areas of Hampton Court Palace will close at 15:00. Last admission to the palace will be 14:00 and last admission to the Maze and Magic Garden will be 14:15. 

The Chapel Royal

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 is sometimes closed for conservation purposes.

Visit the Cumberland Art Gallery

The Magic Garden

The garden will be closed for essential maintenance on 13 May and 15 July 2019. 

It will open at 10:45 on the following dates:

  • 16 June 2019
  • 18 August 2019
  • 20 October 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
Blind person using the audio tour sat in the Processional Route.
Tours and talks

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

Daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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

Hampton Court Palace

Georgian architect stands in Clock Court at Hampton Court Palace, looking up at the Tudor building
Families Tours and talks

Shh! You're invited on a special mission… meet characters from history and explore the palace with the Time Explorers app.

Daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)