Talk:Royal Ghosts online curator talk at Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

Talk, Wed 21 Oct 2020

In light of COVID-19, please make sure you check with the event organiser before travelling in case this event has been cancelled.


Hampton Court Palace


East Molesey,

Events at this Venue

date event
Wed 21 - Sun 25 Oct Shire horse carriage rides
Wed 21 Oct Royal Ghosts online curator talk
Sat 24 Oct - Sun 1 Nov October half term ghost trail
Wed 28 Oct - Sun 1 Nov Shire horse carriage rides
Sun 15 Nov Shire Horse Sunday
Fri 20 Nov - Sun 3 Jan Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink


As the nights draw in, join Historic Royal Palaces' Joint Chief Curator Lucy Worsley along with Sarah Slater and Dan Jackson for spine-chilling tales from Hampton Court Palace’s past. This one is not for the faint-hearted!

From the Tudor royal nurse who is said to haunt her former lodgings, to the peculiar sighting of a mysterious figure, captured by the palace security cameras only a few years ago, Hampton Court Palace has witnessed a host of spooky sightings across the centuries.

Queen Katherine Howard is said to roam the palace’s aptly named ‘Haunted Gallery’, whilst her predecessor, Queen Jane Seymour, is said to haunt the palace’s courtyards, looking for her lost son. After dark, Hampton Court Palace is certainly eerie and atmospheric. But how much can we prove – and where do the ghost stories come from?

Lucy will be joined by Sarah Slater – a State Apartment Warder, who locks up the palace at night and is familiar with its darkest and most mysterious secrets. Alongside Sarah, Buildings Curator Dan Jackson will explore some of the real-life stories behind Hampton Court’s ghostliest tales. Get set for some goosebumps…..

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEnglish Heritage PropertyGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toilets

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 21 Oct 2020 19:00


The event will be online only, LIVE on Crowdcast. The event is free to join but we ask you to consider making a donation of £10 or whatever you can afford.



See location of Hampton Court Palace on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TQ 149686  Lat: 51.40479 Long: -0.34950

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, 513
From 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 parking
Limited parking is available. During our busy periods it is advisable to consider other means of travel.

Accessible parking
There are 9 disabled parking bays available on site. Parking on site is free for Blue Badge holders.

£1.60 per hour (car parking bays fit a standard car only). Pay for your parking with cash or card.

Hampton Court Green (500 metres from entrance) - £1.50 per hour
Hampton Court Train Station (200 metres from entrance) - For information about prices, please visit the National Rail website.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets