Christmas at Hampton Court Palace

Experience the magic of Hampton Court Palace at Christmas this season

Experience the magic of Hampton Court Palace at Christmas this season

Christmas holly and foliage on the main table in the Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace, surrounded by Tudor tapestries

Experience Christmas at court

Celebrate Christmas traditions from the past and present at Hampton Court Palace.

Discover the Tudor and baroque palaces of Henry VIII, William III and Mary I decorated in yuletide cheer, see the lost dress of Elizabeth I and experience the palace through the eyes of its Elizabethan residents.

What's on this Christmas

Celebrate the festive season with our special programme of events during the Christmas and New Year period.

Explore the palace

All of these indoor attractions and exhibitions are included in your day admission ticket to Hampton Court Palace. Click an item for more information.

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 daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The Lost Dress of Elizabeth I exhibition, showing curator Eleri Lynn looking at the Bacton Altar Cloth in a case. The Rainbow Portrait hangs in the background of the green exhibition space.
Things to see Highlights

See the Bacton Altar Cloth, a rare survival of Elizabethan dress worn by Elizabeth I, and the iconic Rainbow Portrait at Hampton Court Palace.

12 October 2019 - 23 February 2020

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Included in palace admission (members go free)

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.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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.

Daily

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 daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The King's Great Bedchamber, looking north. 

Objects seen include the state bed (1716) carved by Richard Roberts (active 1714-29), "Purchase of the Field of Ephron" wall tapestry attributed to Pieter Coeck van Aelst (1502-50) (on the right of the image), also showing part of the ceiling painting (c1701) by Antonio Verrio (c. 1639-1707).
Things to see

Enjoy the beautiful State Apartments and private rooms of William III and Mary II at Hampton Court Palace as part of your visit.

Open daily (closed 18-29 November 2019)

Hampton Court Palace

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Portraits and other works of art on display at the Cumberland Art Gallery at Hampton Court Palace.
Things to see

Discover masterpieces by Rembrandt, Caravaggio, van Dyck, and more at the Cumberland Art Gallery at Hampton Court Palace.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A gold and purple recreation of Henry VIII's crown on a grey background
Things to see

Marvel at the sparkling re-creation of Henry VIII's Crown, on display in the Tudor apartments at Hampton Court Palace.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

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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 daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A visitor uses the DVG in Base Court at Hampton Court Palace
Tours and talks

Hold the stories of Hampton Court Palace in your hands and experience history where it happened with an audio guide tour.

Daily

Hampton Court Palace

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The Council Chamber looking east, November 2009.
Things to see

Experience history in the making in one of the most private spaces in the Tudor palace of Hampton Court.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Aerial view of a formal garden with green lawns on either side of a main path running towards the baroque palace. A fountain runs in the foreground at the centre of the path
Things to see

Renowned across the world, Hampton Court Palace's beautiful gardens are an unmissable attraction.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Visitors with children sitting at a long table in the Great Hall working on family activities.

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Walk in the footsteps of kings and queens this winter with a day admission ticket to Hampton Court Palace (members go free).

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