British Sign Language Tours

Arrange to visit on a date when BSL services will be on site

Arrange to visit on a date when BSL services will be on site

When

  • Next sessions: 14-15 September 2019
10:30-12:30, 13:30-15:30 and 16:00-17:00

Ticketing information

British Sign Language tours are included in your palace admission ticket, but some dates do need to be pre-booked.

Please see the 'Available dates' section below for more information.

To book a place on one of these dates, please email [email protected] or call Text Relay 18001 033 3320 6000, at least two weeks in advance.

Included in palace admission (members go free)

About the tours

A BSL interpreter-guide (either Laurence Pass, Demelza Bevan or Jenny Peters) and a Deaf BSL-using guide (Ian Urquhart, John Wilson or Robert Heads) will be available for two-hour slots on the dates listed below.

They will offer the following tours:

10:30-12:30: The Tudor Palace of Henry VIII and his wives
13:30-15:30: The Baroque Palace of William III and Mary II
16:00-17:00: The palace gardens (summer only)

On arrival, please go to the Information Centre off Base Court and make yourself known to the staff. They will find the interpreter/guide for you and someone will come to collect you.

Itineraries can be tailored to individual or group need but generally the BSL interpreter-guides will be available to interpret the palace's daily, timetabled, costumed presentations and the Deaf guides will give guided tours in BSL.

Available dates

September 2019

Saturday 14 September
(No booking required)
Deaf BSL-using Guide: Robert Heads
Interpreter Guide: Laurence Pass

Sunday 15 September
(No booking required)
Deaf BSL-using Guide: Ian Urquhart
Interpreter Guide: Jenny Peters

October 2019

Saturday 12 October
(Must be pre-booked)
Deaf BSL-using Guide: John Wilson
Interpreter Guide: Laurence Pass

Sunday 13 October
(Must be pre-booked)
Deaf BSL-using Guide: Ian Urquhart
Interpreter Guide: Jenny Peters

November 2019

Saturday 9 November
(Must be pre-booked)
Deaf BSL-using Guide: Ian Urquhart
Interpreter Guide: Laurence Pass

Sunday 10 November (Remembrance Sunday)
(Must be pre-booked)
Deaf BSL-using Guide: Robert Heads
Interpreter Guide: Jenny Peters

Monday 11 November (Armistice Day)
(No booking required)
Interpreter Guide: Jenny Peters

December 2019

Saturday 28 December (Christmas)
(No booking required)
Deaf BSL-using Guide: Robert Heads
Interpreter Guide: Laurence Pass

Sunday 29 December (Christmas)
(No booking required)
Deaf BSL-using Guide: John Wilson
Interpreter Guide: Jenny Peters

Important information

Hampton Court Palace reserves the right to move the planned BSL interpreter presence to cover special events.

Booking other dates

If you wish to pre-arrange a different date that is not listed above, for a small or large group, please get in touch with details of your preferred date and we will book an interpreter for you.

We ask that you give us two weeks' notice so that we can book the interpreter and/or guide.

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