Opening and closing times

Information on seasonal hours and palace or route closures

Information on seasonal hours and palace or route closures

Opening times

Opening days and hours vary.


Summer (28 March - 30 September)

25 July 2022 to 04 September 2022

Daily from 10.00 - 17.30. Last Admission: 16.30

07 September 2022 to 30 September 2022

Wednesday – Sunday: 10.00 to 17.30. Last Admission: 16.30

01 October 2022 to 21 October 2022

Wednesday - Sunday: 10.00 to 17.30. Last Admission: 16.30

22 October 2022 to 30 October 2022 (Half-term)

Daily from 10.00 - 17.30. Last Admission: 16.30


Winter (02 November - 26 February)

02 November 2022 to 01 December 2022

Wednesday - Sunday: 10.00 to 16.00. Last Admission: 15.00

02 December 2022 to 04 December 2022

Wednesday - Sunday: 10.00 to 17.30. Last Admission: 16.30

07 December 2022 to 18 December 2022

Wednesday - Sunday: 10.00 to 16.00. Last Admission: 15.00

Christmas Holidays: 19 December 2022 - 23 December 2022

Daily from 10.00 to 16.00. Last Admission: 15.00

Closed: 24 December, 25 December, 26 December

27 December 2022 to 08 January 2023 (Open New Year's Day and New Year's Day Bank Holiday)

Daily from 10.00 to 16.00. Last Admission: 15.00 

11 January 2023 to 26 February 2023 

Wednesday - Sunday: 10.00 to 16.00. Last Admission: 15.00

The Magic Garden

The Magic Garden is open in line with palace opening times. Please check palace opening times before your visit. 

Please note the Magic Garden will open at 11.00 on the following dates due to the Rise and Roar quiet sessions:

04 September

02 October

Gardens Open Days


The gardens will be open for free entry on the following dates throughout the year. Entrance to the Palace, Maze and Magic Garden will still require a ticket.

  • 10-11 September
  • 19-20 November

Palace and route closures

Closures

Please note the following rooms or routes will be closed during various dates throughout 2022:

14 August:

Privy Garden, Pond Gardens and Great Vine closed in the afternoon

William III's apartments will be partially closed, lower floors only

15 August: Please note that there will be multiple closures on this day

The palace closes at 16.30.
Henry’s VIII's Kitchens will close at 16.00.
The Privy Garden, Great Vine and Pond Gardens will be closed all day.
William III's apartments will be partially closed (lower floors only).
Midsummer Merriment will only have one performance at 11.30.

16 August: William III apartments will be partially closed, lower floors only

18 August: Cartoon Gallery will be closed 13.00-15.00

09 September: King's Guard Chamber closes at 16.30

05 October: Cartoon Gallery closes at 14.00

Closed until further notice

Little Banqueting House

Palace Gardens and Home Park closures

The East Front will be closed on the following dates:

24 August - 26 August: Closed for the Summer Food Festival build.

30 August - 01 September 2022: Closed for Summer Food Festival De-Rig and Concours of Elegance Build

A walkway will be available on the above dates, so visitors can walk from The Privy Garden to The Wilderness via The East Gate and vice versa.

02 September - 04 September 2022: Closed for the Concours of Elegance which is a separate ticketed event held in the East Front Gardens each year. Tickets for this event can be purchased here.

Privy Garden

No known closures

The 20th Century Garden 

Closed until further notice.

Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon and 10k

Please note that the Half Marathon and 10k will take place in Home Park and the East Front Gardens on the following dates but will remain open for visitors:

Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon:

Sunday 26 March 2023 

Hampton Court Palace 10k:

Sunday 22 May 2022

Sunday 20 November 2022

Sunday 21 May 2023

Sunday 19 November 2023