Digital missions

Shh! You are invited on a special mission...

Shh! You are invited on a special mission...


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Ticketing information

Download the free 'Time Explorers' app to your iOS or Android device before your visit.

Please note, you will require an admission ticket to access Hampton Court Palace.

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Go on interactive adventures at Hampton Court Palace. Meet characters from history, explore all around you, complete challenges and win badges!

Download the free 'Time Explorers' app to your iOS or Android device before your visit. 

iOS: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Optimised for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. Requires iOS 8.0 or later. 
Android: Available on Jelly Bean, Kitkat, Lollipop and Marshmallow. Optimised for Lollipop and Marshmallow.

Digital missions available at Hampton Court Palace

1. The Ambassador's Secret Assignment

It's 1540 and Carlos di Borghese the Venetian Ambassador needs your help to spy on King Henry VIII’s court by gathering evidence from the Tudor apartments.

2. The Clerk's Fantastic Feast

Plans are afoot to impress Henry VIII with a surprise feast for all his court. The kitchen clerk is counting on you to help prepare an amazing banquet.

3. The Lord's Grand Gift

It's 1699 and King William III is coming home. The Lord Chamberlain, Lord Alderney needs your help to find the King a finishing touch for his apartments by searching for as many ideas as possible.

4. The Architect's Design Dilemma

It's 1714 and the architect John Vanburgh needs your help to decide if Hampton Court is stylish enough for the new king, George I, to keep.

5. The Maid's Party Panic

It's 1717 and Maid of Honour Molly Lepel needs your help to prepare for her first grand ball at the Palace by learning all about the new royal family, their apartments and court etiquette.

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Explore more family activities

A boy holds up a toy sword and shouts as children play in the background at the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace
Families Highlights

Meet mysterious beasts, storm the battlements and discover the secret grotto in the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace.

Now closed for winter

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A medieval character in red emerges from the structure of the Tower of London

Meet characters from the Tower of London's history, complete challenges and win badges on your digital mission.


Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

An artist character stood painting in Kensington Palace

Meet a character from history, explore the palace, complete challenges and win a badge in your digital mission.


Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Historic Royal Palaces retail product - drinking glasses, books and deer cushion

Shop homewares

In our home section you will find stylish lifestyle home accessories and furnishings, including cushions, tapestries, ornaments and much more which will add those finishing touches to make your room complete.

From £9.99

Clock Court at Hampton Court Palace in the sunshine

Shop Hampton Court Palace Gifts

Our gifts and souvenirs are are inspired by over 500 years of history from Hampton Court Palace.

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Shop Children's Toys

Discover our range of traditional toys and games inspired by Historic Royal Palaces. Bring history to life with our fun selection of toys and games inspired by our British heritage.

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