Hampton Court Palace, Gardens and Maze

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  • Description

    Hampton Court Palace is a story of two palaces: a Tudor palace magnificently developed by Cardinal Wolsey and later Henry VIII, alongside a Baroque palace built by William III and Mary II.

    Tudor Palace and Henry VIII
    When he died in 1547 Henry VIII had more than 60 houses, but – in the second half of his reign – none were more important to him, nor more sumptuously decorated, than Hampton Court Palace. Today you can visit as one of Henry’s courtiers, adorn a Tudor cloak to visit Henry’s Apartments, see his stunningly recreated Imperial Crown in the Royal Pew before sneaking below stairs to visit his vast Tudor Kitchens where banquets were prepared for 1,000 people at any one time. Discover Young Henry in the exhibition charting his relationship with his first Queen, Katherine of Aragon.

    Baroque Palace and William & Mary
    The splendid apartments of William and Mary who ruled jointly at the end of the 17th century are a beautiful and elegant reminder of the decadent Baroque period. They offer tremendous views of the magnificent gardens.

    Secrets of the Royal Bedchamber
    Secrets of the Royal Bedchamber, from 27 March 2013 will show the world’s largest collection of state beds, elaborate symbols of royal power and prestige. Learn the rituals of the bedchamber in the 17th century, from the morning levee to the evening couchee and embark on a social climbing venture through the Queen’s Apartments to discover if you are worthy to meet the Monarch! Included in admission until end of September 2013

    The Magic Garden
    Discover a self-contained family focused walled garden with every feature designed to be climbed upon, including a jousting arena, tiltyard towers and a fire breathing dragon. An out-door delight for children and families introducing history through play whilst engaging with nature.
     
    There is much more to see such as the Georgian Apartments, the Triumphs of Caesar by Andrea Mantegna and our costumed interpreters.

    Hampton Court Palace at Easter 26th March – 15th April 2018
    Follow in the Easter Bunny’s footsteps with Hampton Court’s ‘eggs’citing Easter egg hunt! The whole family will get to adventure across the previous home off Henry VIII to find the treats left by the Lindt Master Chocolatiers. During this exciting Easter exploring, you will also get to find out the history of chocolate-making and have the chance to wander the world-famous Palace maze!

    Audio Guides

    Audio guides are included in the palace ticket and are available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese.
    Please allow at least 2-3 hours for your visit.
  • Schedule

    Daily

    Exceptions:
    24 - 26 December: Closed

    Opening Hours

    Palace, Formal Gardens, Magic Garden and Maze: 25 March - 29 October 2016 (summer)
    Daily 10.00 - 18.00
    Last entry to the Maze 17.00

    Palace, Formal Gardens and Maze: 30 October 2016 - 25 March 2017 (winter)
    Monday - Sunday 10.00 - 16.30
    Last entry to the Maze 15.30

    Exceptions:

    • Magic Garden closed 11 September 2017
    • Cumberland Art Gallery closed w/c 18 September 2017 Tudor Kitchens- limited access 2 October 2017 – 2 April 2018
    • Tudor Kitchens closed 3 April – 4 May 2018
    • Mantegna Gallery closed 30 October 2017 until 30 March 2018
    • Palace closed 24, 25, 26 December 2017
  • Additional Information

    Venue Information:
    Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU
    Nearest Train Station: Hampton Court
    Bus Routes: 111, 216, 411, 451, R68, 513

    Golden Tours act as an official agent for these activities, as such you are subject to the terms and conditions of the supplier. 

  • Highlights
    • Tudor kitchens
    • The Triumphs of Caesar
    • Privy Garden
    • The Chapel Royal
    • Hampton Court Palace gardens
    • Costumed guided tours
    • The Maze
    • Great Hall