Opening Times

Visitors can enter the grounds of Blenheim Palace daily from 09.00

Opening Times

Between the 8th July - 7th September both the Annual Pass Kiosk and the East Courtyard Shop are open until 18.30

Please view important closures and disruptions beneath our opening times.

Attraction/Area Opening Times
The Palace 10.30-17.30 (Last entry 16.45)
The Park 09.00-18.00
The Formal Gardens 10.00-18.00 (Last entry 16.45)
The Orangery Restaurant 10.30-17.00 Food served 12.00-17.00 (Last orders 16.30)
The East Courtyard Visitor Centre 09.30-18.00
The Oxfordshire Pantry 09.30-18.00
The East Courtyard Shop 09.30-18.00
Annual Pass Kiosk 09.30-17.30
The Water Terrace Café 10.00-17.30 (Last orders 17.00)
The Pleasure Gardens 10.00-18.00 (Last entry 17.30)
The Pleasure Gardens Toy Shop 10.00-17.00
The Pleasure Gardens Pizza Café 10.30-17.30 (Last orders 16:00)
The Butterfly House 10.30-18.00
The Train to the Pleasure Gardens 11.00-17.30
Hensington Gate 09.00-18.30
Woodstock Gate 06.30-18.30


The Palace, Park and Gardens are closed on 20th and 21st November and 25th December.

The 'Downstairs' Tour is closed on the following dates; 4th - 10th and 18th - 24th September. 
The Orangery Restaurant is closed on the 14th and 21st September, 19th and 20th October.


From 12th September - 27th October 2019, please note that a contemporary art exhibition by Maurizio Cattelan will be on display throughout the interiors and gardens of Blenheim Palace, presented by Blenheim Art Foundation.
Please be aware that some of the artworks reference sensitive subjects which some visitors may find challenging.