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Audio guide tour

Hold the stories of Hampton Court Palace in your hand

Hold the stories of Hampton Court Palace in your hand

Experience history where it happened with an audio guide tour of Hampton Court Palace.

Join curators, historians and conservators as they share fascinating stories and hidden palace secrets.

Explore the Tudor beginnings of the palace with a tour of Henry VIII’s Apartments and Kitchens. Discover William III’s state apartments and the Georgian history of the palace.

Explore Hampton Court as a film set

New for August 2023: Film and TV Location Tour

Explore Hampton Court Palace through the lens of the silver screen with our Film and TV Location audio guide tour, new for 2023.

From historical dramas such as Bridgerton and The Favourite to blockbusters like Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, this 500-year-old masterpiece has been the setting for hundreds of classic movie and TV moments since 1926.

Discover how stunts are performed in historic spaces, which film crew brought a zebra into the palace and how even our Head Gardener's dogs have had a role to play in the movie business.

This star-studded new audio guide tour is included in your ticket to Hampton Court Palace. Pre-book your ticket now, or become a member to visit time and again for free.

Images (below): On set at the filming of Bridgerton and Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story at Hampton Court Palace. Photo courtesy of Netflix / © Liam Daniel/Netflix 2023

When

Available


Ticketing information

Collect your Audio Guide Tour in the Undercroft shop.

Please be aware that during busy periods, availability is not always guaranteed.


Included in palace admission (members go free)

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How to use our audio guide tour

Audio tours with step-free routes are clearly marked on the device. You can also plan your day with information about cafés, shops, and special events available during your visit. 

Our audio guides are available on a first-come, first-served basis so please be aware that there may be a short wait for one to become available at peak times.

Collect your free audio guide in the Undercroft shop.

Headphones

You are welcome to bring your own headphones.

  • Headphones need to plug into the handset. Bluetooth headphones are not compatible with audio guide handsets.
  • Our audio guide handsets will accommodate most common types of headphones.

Languages

Audio guide tours are available in English, Dutch (Nederlands), French (Français), German (Deutsch), Italian (Italiano), Japanese (日本語), Korean (한국어), Chinese Mandarin (中文), Russian (Pусский), Spanish (Español) and British Sign Language (BSL).

An archway to leading to a shop entrance. Signs for the shop are seen on the right.

Family tours

Join Zac as he takes you back in time to explore the amazing history of the palace on our family-friendly tours. Discover the hustle and bustle of palace life and meet a whole host of characters from the past. Dive into the royal courts and kitchens, unlock hidden rooms, discover ghostly secrets and throw yourselves into the sights, sounds and SMELLS of the palace!

EXPLORE WHAT'S ON

  • Things to see

Great Hall

Experience the splendour of the Tudor court in Henry VIII's Great Hall, complete with his magnificent tapestries.

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  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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Henry VIII's Kitchens

Transport yourself back to the heyday of Tudor feasting and entertainment in Henry VIII's Kitchens at Hampton Court Palace.

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  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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Haunted Gallery and Processional Route

Walk Henry VIII’s route from his private apartments to the Chapel and see the infamous Haunted Gallery in the State Apartments.

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  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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BROWSE MORE HISTORY AND STORIES

The story of Hampton Court Palace

Home of Henry VIII and the Tudor dynasty

Henry VIII, Terrible Tudor?

Who was the real Henry VIII?

Historic hauntings at Hampton Court Palace

Centuries of ghosts and grim tales