Base Court will be closed to visitors from 29 May - 27 June 2018. More information

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 (25 March - 27 October)

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

Last admission to Magic Garden and Maze- 17:15


Winter (28 October - 30 March)

Monday-Sunday- 10:00-16:30

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

Closures and notices

Privy Gardens

Access to the Privy Gardens is restricted until further notice due to ongoing maintenance works. This means access is not possible for those with buggies or large mobility scooters. If you have any concerns please speak with a uniformed State Apartment Warder during your visit for more information. 

Mantegna Gallery

The Mantegna Gallery is closed until 01 June 2018 for maintenance, and for the reinstatement of the paintings after they were on display in a Royal Academy exhibition.

The Chapel Royal

The Chapel Royal is a working chapel which always closes for religious services on Sundays and other holy days (i.e. Good Friday).

The Chapel Royal

Base Court

Base Court will be closed to visitors on 29 May to 27 June 2018 for the Hampton Court Palace Music Festival (separate tickets apply). Sound checks will occur on certain days from 16:00. 

Gate Restriction - 08 June 2018

Pedestrian gates will be shut between 05:00-10:00 on 08 June 2018, the only visitor entrance during these times will be Trophy Gate - there will be no thoroughfare for dog walkers or general public.

The Magic Garden

 The Magic Garden will be closed for maintenance on:

  • 16 July 2018
  • 10 September 2018

East Front Gardens

The East Front Gardens will be closed to visitors on the following dates:

Free entry to the Formal Gardens

  • We offer free daily access from 09:00-10:00 to the palace’s East Front Gardens. Free admission is suspended between 21 August - 03 September 2018 due to on-site events and preparations. 
  • 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: 03 to 08 July 2018.
  • Open House Weekend: We open the East and South Front Gardens for the duration of Open House Weekend: 22 to 23 September 2018.
The Formal Gardens

Explore what's on

Renowned across the world, Hampton Court Palace's beautiful gardens are an unmissable attraction.

Open daily

Highlights Things to see
Visitors walking through the Privy Garden

Discover Hampton Court Palace and gardens via audio guides, tours with an expert guide and private roof top tours.

Selected dates

Tours and talks
Overhead shot of a woman in the Maze at Hampton Court Palace.

Lose yourself in the most famous maze in the world. The Hampton Court Maze is still baffling visitors after 300 years.

Open daily

Highlights Things to see Families