Opening Times

Opening Times


SUMMER 10am – 6pm, 7 days per week

(from 25 March - 28 October)  Please check below for partial /full site closure details

Winter 10am – 4pm, 7 days per week

(from 28 October through to 31 March)

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 2018

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.


Buildings, Gardens and Shop closed to public all day - cafe open 

27th November, 28th November and 29th November 2018

Cafe closed to public between 11am - 4pm (for Christmas lunches)

13th and 14th December 2018

Palace closed to public all day. Gardens, cafe and shop open

6th December 2018

Christmas closing

The Palace site (building, shop, cafe and Gardens) will be closed from 4pm on 22nd December 2018 until 10am on 5th January 2019.