His Royal Highness The Prince Philip,
Duke of Edinburgh

Historic Royal Palaces joins the Royal Family and millions of people across the country in mourning the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Following the death of His Royal Highness, there will be changes to opening hours for the gardens at Hampton Court Palace and Hillsborough Castle. For further information, please read our FAQs page.

 

 

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The blue and gold vaulted ceiling of the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace
Highlights Things to see

Walk in the footsteps of kings and queens at the Chapel Royal, which has been in continuous use for almost 500 years.

Closed

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Illustration of Elizabeth I and Henry VIII with Hampton Court Palace in the background
Families Events

Prepare yourselves for this special one-hour production of Horrible Histories live at Hampton Court Palace and experience the gruesome parts of Tudor history.

29 May - 05 June 2021

Hampton Court Palace

One hour performance daily at 12.00 and 15.00.

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

A family of two women, a boy and a girl smile and talk in Chapel Court at Hampton Court Palace. Planting can be seen in the foreground
Things to see

Explore an opulent Tudor pleasure ground in the inner precincts of Hampton Court Palace.

Open 20 May

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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.

Open 20 May

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The ceiling of the Great Watching Chamber showing gold decoration and Tudor symbols.
Things to see

Discover Henry VIII’s State Apartments and the battle for power at the Tudor court in the Great Watching Chamber.

Open 20 May

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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.

Open 20 May

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Other pages that may be of interest

A display of red, blue and white tulips with other spring flowers in a garden

Spring at the palace

Discover an abundance of colour in the Hampton Court Palace gardens this Easter as our tulips and other spring flowers come into bloom.

Illustration of Hampton Court Palace west front within a Christmas bauble.

Christmas at Hampton Court Palace

Join us for some Christmas cheer in the chambers, galleries and gardens of Hampton Court Palace.

The west front of Hampton Court Palace with the gardens in the foreground under a blue sky.

What's included in your palace ticket

Explore the home of Henry VIII, his wives and children with an admission ticket to Hampton Court Palace.

History of the exhibition

Explore the history behind the spectacular Line of Kings exhibition at the Tower.

The Glasshouse Nursery. Showing Stuart Birnie, member of the Garden and Estates team, looking after a variety of summer bedding plants.

Our growing year

A team of 42 gardeners and specialists look after the 60 acres of formal gardens and 750 acres of royal parkland at Hampton Court Palace.

Garden highlights

Browse some of the highlights at Hampton Court Gardens.