Hold the stories of Hampton Court Palace in your hand and experience history where it happened with an audio guide tour.
Join curators, historians and conservators as they share fascinating stories and hidden secrets of Hampton Court Palace. 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.
We're paying extra attention to hygiene during your visit to the palace and our audio guides are no different. Our audio guides are not held directly against the ear, you select your tour by touching the screen and the audio plays through headphones. These are the extra measures that we are taking to keep you safe:
Two tours on our audio guide are designed specifically for families. Take a fun family tour of Henry VIII’s kitchens or even a dramatised tour of Henry VIII’s Apartments.
Plan your day
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 on during your visit.
Collect your free audio guide in the Undercroft shop.
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).
Families can explore Hampton Court Palace by completing challenges and quizzes using the Time Explorers game. Meet characters from history, learn about life at the palace, test your knowledge and win badges!
If you choose to accept your mission you can help the Kitchen Clerk prepare a fantastic feast for the King or help Maid of Honour Molly Lepel prepare for her first grand ball, plus much more.
Time Explorers is available to play for free on selected audio guides and subject to availability. Please ask a member of staff when collecting your guides from the Undercroft shop.