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 (31 March - 05 September)


Winter (06 September - 31 March)

08 September to 22 October

Wednesday-Friday: 10.00 - 16.00 (Last admission: 15.00)

Weekends: 10.00 - 17.00 

23 October to 31 October (Half term)

Daily: 10.00 - 17.30

Last admission: 16.00 (15.00 slot)

01 November to 17 December

Wednesday-Sunday: 10.00 - 16.00

Last admission: 14.30

18 December to 23 December

Daily: 10.00 - 16.00

Last admission: 15.00 (15.00 slot)

24, 25 , 26 December - Closed

27 December to 2 January

Daily: 10.00 - 16.00

Last admission: 15.00 (15.00 slot)

Palace and route closures

Remembrance Day

Sunday 14 November 2021

Please note palace routes will start to close from 10.30, and staff and visitors will then gather in Clock Court for the below ceremony. The routes will reopen shortly after 11.00. 

The clergy and choir of HM Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace will lead the palace community in remembering the Fallen on Sunday 14 November 2021. We will gather for the Act of Remembrance in Clock Court, joining in the national silence at 11.00 after the reading of names from the Chapel Royal war memorials. All are then welcome to follow the procession to the chapel for Matins.

Schedule

10.45  Gather in Clock Court

10.55  Ceremony of Remembrance and wreath-laying

11.10  State Matins in the Chapel Royal

15.30  Requiem Eucharist for the Fallen and all the departed in the Chapel Royal

All are welcome to join us in worship. Palace tickets are not require for attending chapel services. Please enter via Tennis Court Lane.

Closures from November 2021 - February 2022

Please note the following will be closed during various dates throughout winter:

King William III’s State Apartments

Closed for conservation work between 15 November 2021 - 19 November 2021.

From 01 November 2021 - 14 November 2021, 20 November 2021 - 26 November 2021, the first three rooms of these apartments will be open.

Cumberland Art Gallery

Closed for painting rotations and adjustments to lighting from 04 January 2022 - 07 January 2022.

The Georgian Story: The Queen’s State Apartments

Closed for conservation work between 31 January 2022 - 4 February 2022.

From 05 February 2022 - 11 February 2022, the first three rooms of these apartments will be open.

The Magic Garden

The Magic Garden will open on weekends only from 1 November - 20 December 2021 and will be closed from January 2022 until February half-term. 

Please note the following spaces are temporarily closed from 20 May 2021:

  • Guard Robe, Pages Chamber
  • Cumberland Art Gallery and Prince of Wales Lobby
  • Little Banqueting House and The Great Vine
  • Chapel Royal (changed opening hours)

Palace Gardens and Home Park closures

To be advised.

The Chapel Royal

Chapel Royal opening times have changed. Visit the Chapel Royal page for more information.

Please note that while the Royal Pew normally open Wednesday - Saturday, it may close on short notice due to Chapel services. 

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