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

The Magic Garden

The Magic Garden will open slightly later on the following dates:

  • 09 September 2019: open at 12:00
  • 20 October 2019: open at 10:45
Visit The Magic Garden

East Front gardens

The East Front gardens, including the The Great Fountain garden, the 20th Century Garden and the Gardeners Hut, will be closed on 22-23 August, 27 August and 4-9 September 2019.

The Privy Garden, Pond GardensThe Great Vine, The Little Banqueting House and other areas of the gardens will remain open during this time.

Learn more about the Hampton Court Gardens

The Baroque Story and Young Henry exhibitions

From 9 September 2019 until early April 2020, The Baroque Story and Young Henry exhibitions will be closed in preparation for a new exhibition opening in 2020.

Chapel Court and Tudor cloisters

Chapel Court and parts of the Tudor cloisters around the Kitchen Shop and Wine Cellar will be closed for essential maintenance from 16 September 2019 to 3 April 2020.

The Privy Kitchen will remain open during this time.

The Chapel Royal

During the summer Choir Recess, the only religious services held at the chapel will be Holy Communion at 8:30 on Sundays. 

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

Visit the Chapel Royal

Disruption to visitor routes

From 30 September 2019 until end of March 2020 there will be some disruption to the visitor routes for electrical works. Please look for signage and your visitor map on-site.

Great Hall

Between 6-22 January 2020 there will be restricted access to the Great Hall for conservation works. Screens Passage will be retained so visitors can view the Great Hall.

Other areas of Henry VIII's apartments, including Henry VIII's KitchensGreat Watching Chamber, Haunted Gallery and Chapel Royal will remain open as usual during this time.

Audio guide point and information centre

From 6 January until the end of March 2020 the audio guide handout point and information centre will move to the Base Court lunch room. Please look for signage and your visitor map on-site.

Queens Guard Chamber and Ante Room

From 27 January to 4 February 2020 the Queens Guard Chamber and Ante Room will be closed for conservation work.

Queens Great Bedchamber

From 30 January to 18 February 2020 the Queens Great Bedchamber will be closed for conservation work.

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.
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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.

Daily

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Visitors walking through the Privy Garden
Tours and talks

For a truly memorable experience, book one of our knowledgeable guides for a private tour.

Daily - advanced booking required

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Families

Your adventure awaits! Join in our family fun days or explore Hampton Court Palace together with an activity trail or digital mission.

26 July - 01 September 2019

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