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British Sign Language Digital Visitor Guide

For deaf and hard of hearing visitors

For deaf and hard of hearing visitors

Hold the stories of Hampton Court Palace in your hand and experience history where it really happened with the British Sign Language digital visitor guide.

Join curators, historians and conservators as they share fascinating stories and hidden palace secrets. Explore Henry VIII's Apartments, including the Tudor Great Hall and Kitchens. Then discover the Georgian history of Hampton Court in William III's state apartments.

You can also use the guide to see what's on, where to eat and shop, and scroll through a timeline of the palace to discover more about its history.

The guide is on a mobile-phone sized touchscreen and is self-led.

When

Available


Where

Collect your visitor guide from inside the Undercroft Shop in Base Court. On entering the palace, go to the far left of the first courtyard where you’ll see a sign for the Undercroft. Please ask for a BSL visitor guide.


Ticketing information

Your BSL Guide is free to use and included in your palace ticket.


Included in palace admission (members go free)

Buy Hampton Court Palace tickets

Two tours to discover

Henry VIII's Kitchens

Explore the hustle and bustle of Henry VIII’s Kitchens with Joint-Chief Curator Tracy Borman and discover what it took to feed the vast court in Tudor times. This tour takes around 25 minutes. 

Georgian Story

Step into the world of the court of George II and Queen Caroline. You’ll discover the public stories and private lives of the Georgian monarchs who lived at Hampton Court Palace in the 18th century. This tour takes around 30 minutes. 

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

This short video shows you how to use your BSL digital visitor guide, including how to access the tours, use extra functionality such as captions, and make the most of your tour with in-depth videos.

How to use your BSL Digital Guide

This short video shows you how to use your BSL digital visitor guide, including how to access the tours, use extra functionality such as captions, and make the most of your tour with in-depth videos.

An Introduction to the BSL Digital Tour

Learn more about the history of Hampton Court Palace in this introduction to your tour.

Learn more about the history of Hampton Court Palace in this introduction to your tour.

EXPLORE WHAT'S ON

  • Things to see

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.

  • Open
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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  • Things to see

Great Hall

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

  • Open
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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  • Tours and talks

Audio Guide Tour

Explore the palace as a film set with our Film and TV Location tour. Hold the stories of Hampton Court Palace in your hands with an audio guide tour.

  • Available
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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