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Meet the Tudors


Discover some of the roles that were required for the smooth operation of his palace, from Yeomen Guards and porters to daily waiters, junior courtiers, and kitchen staff.

Learn about the less famous roles that made up the Tudor court, the stories of the women and men that performed them, and find out if you would have been suited to a life at court in the 16th century.

Spot our Tudor staff spread throughout the palace and courtyards. Don’t be shy - come and ask them about the jobs that they would have done to make Henry VIII’s court function.

Guide Prices

Included in Palace Admission (members go free)

Book Tickets Online

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By car:The palace is located on the A308 and is well signposted from all the major local roads. From the M25 take either exit 10 on to the A307 or exit 12 on to the A308. From the A3 and then the A309.By train: South West Trains run services direct from London Waterloo to Hampton Court. The journey takes only 35 minutes and the palace is a 2-minute walk across the bridge from the station. Hampton Court station is in zone 6. Oyster cards are accepted on this route.By bus:From Kingston - 111*, 216*, 411*, 461, 513From Richmond - R68**These services accept Oyster cards, LT cards, bus passes, Travelcards, Freedom Passes and Saver Tickets.By MInibus/coach:Drop-off and collection points:•Hampton Court Green (500 metres from entrance).•Hampton Court Station Coach Park (200 metres from entrance). By River boat:From Richmond or Kingston with Turk Launches (April - mid September) and from Westminster with Westminster Passenger Cruises (April - September).Car parkingLimited parking is available. During our busy periods it is advisable to consider other means of travel.Accessible parkingThere are 9 disabled parking bays available on site. Parking on site is free for Blue Badge holders.On-site£1.60 per hour (car parking bays fit a standard car only). Pay for your parking with cash or card.NearbyHampton Court Green (500 metres from entrance) - £1.50 per hourHampton Court Train Station (200 metres from entrance) - For information about prices, please visit the National Rail website.Accessible by Public Transport.

Meet the Tudors

Type:Family Event

Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU

Opening Times

Season (9 July 2022 - 10 July 2022)
Season (16 July 2022 - 17 July 2022)

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