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

Scroll down for special closures

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 Visitor Centre) closed to public from 1pm - last entry 12:30pm

7th September and 26th October 2019

Palace site closed to public from 5.30pm (last entry 5pm) - except for evening theatre performance.

16th August 2019

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

17th August, 21st September 2019

Whole Palace site (Gardens, building, Visitor Centre and Cafe) closed to public all day

19th, 20th and 21st November 2019