Opening and closing times

Information on seasonal hours and planned closures

Information on seasonal hours and planned closures

RMT industrial action will affect South Western Railway services to Hampton Court train station from 18 to 22 June. Find out more.

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

Access to Base Court

29 May - 29 June 2019

There will be limited access to Base Court during the Hampton Court Palace music festival. Visitors will be able to enter the palace via Seymour Gate on the West Front. 

Early closure to the Formal Gardens

The Formal Gardens will close at 16:30 on: 

  • 18 - 22 June 2019

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

10 July 2019 - The Garden will be closed to visitors and members for a private event until 12:00. 

15 July 2019 - The garden will be closed for essential maintenance. 

The Garden will open at 10:45 on the following dates:

  • 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
A visitor uses the DVG in Base Court at Hampton Court Palace
Tours and talks

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


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

A family interacting while taking part in the Great Palace Quest, a family trail.

Your adventure awaits! Explore Hampton Court Palace together with one of our activity trails or try a digital mission.


Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)