Opening Times

Opening Times


SUMMER 10am – 6pm, 7 days per week

(from 31 March 2019 - 26 October 2019)  Please check below for partial /full site closure details

Winter 10am – 4pm, 7 days per week

(from 27 October 2019 through to 28 March 2020)

Please note, last admission is 30 minutes before closing time

Guided tours

WINTER (from 28th October)
12pm Joint Palace building and Gardens tour

SUMMER (from 31st March)
11am & 2pm  Palace and Chapel Tour (30 mins)
12pm & 3pm  Grounds Tour (45 mins)

These tours are included in your admission ticket. Please meet just past the ticket gate by the guided tours’ signpost.

Partial/Full site closures 2019

On the rare occasion we need to fully or partly close The Bishop’s Palace to visitors for private hire, we will always list these dates on our events calendar and on this page. You are welcome to call us on 01749 988111 ext. 205 to double check we are open before you visit.



Palace site (Building, Gardens, Cafe and Shop) closed to public from 1pm - last entry 12.30pm

7th September and 26th October 2019

Partial closure of Palace building. Gardens and Cafe open all day

23rd March

Palace building closed to public all day. Gardens and cafe open all day

17th June 2019

Palace building closed from 1pm (last entry 12:30pm). Gardens and cafe open all day

25th May, 6th July, 12th July, 3rd August, 17th August, 21st September 2019