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 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.
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
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.
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.
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).
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!