Audio guide tour

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Ticketing information

Your audio guide is included in your palace admission ticket.


Included in palace admission (members go free)

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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. 

Staying safe

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: 

  • Our staff will thoroughly clean the back and front of each audio guide after each use with Anti-Bacterial Surface Cleanser 
  • We’ve replaced fabric lanyards with silicone lanyards that will be cleaned after each use using Anti-Bacterial Surface Cleanser 
  • If you choose to use our headphones, they will be cleaned after each use using Anti-Bacterial Surface Cleanser
  • You are welcome to bring your own headphones, they just need to be the type which plug into the handset, rather than using Bluetooth. Our audio guide handsets will accommodate most common types of headphones 
  • Staff will follow social distancing guidelines, wear disposable gloves and frequently sanitise their hands. 

Family-friendly tours

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.

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).

Time Explorers game for families

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.

An actor in costume as Tudor Kitchen Clerk
The entrance to the Undercroft (GF291A) 5 April 2018, looking east. An ornate sign advertising audio guides stands on the right of the stone archway entrance.
A visitor uses the DVG in Base Court at Hampton Court Palace
The Tudor Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace, showing the Abraham Tapestries and the room set out for day visitors.
Things to see

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

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Hampton Court Palace

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Visitors explore Henry VIII's Kitchens after re-interpretation in 2018.
Things to see

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

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Hampton Court Palace

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The Haunted Gallery at Hampton Court, looking west.
Things to see

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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Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)