We open at 10am every day except Thursdays, when King Henry sleeps in until 11am.
|Day||Opening Time||Last Entry|
|Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday||10:00am||5:00pm|
|Saturday & Sunday||10:00am||6:00pm|
The tours last approximately 90 minutes no matter what time you enter.
Good question. We love a dark Halloween night ourselves, but for the rest of the year there's just one thing you need to remember. Like any amazingly funny, brilliantly designed and (ha ha) executed attraction... we are very popular. Our guests love us and tend to come back time and time again.
So... make it easy on yourself. BOOK A TICKET IN ADVANCE. That way you:
Right. Does that make sense? Great, so you know what you have to do. The best way to be sure you have time is to grab a ticket in advance.
When you arrive, you will as normal join the queue to get in, however when the queue starts to build, rather than waiting in line the team will issue you a ticket for the first available 15 timeslot to return. At the specified time you can return and gain access to the attraction by showing the team at the door both your Merlin Annual Pass and ticket we issued.
Whilst it is inevitable there may be a small queue to secure your time, and there will always be a short wait in our preshow area we hope to see a significant reduction in the time you queue – and that in turn this will really improve your visit.
Due to the popularity of the attraction in holiday periods, we recommend arriving as early in the day as possible to secure your preferred timeslot and avoid disappointment. If in the unlikely event that we are unable to give you the timeslot you require on that day, we will book you into a timeslot on another day of your choice.
“I am a teaching assistant and recently visited the Dungeons
with our Year 5 children. It was absolutely brilliant, loved everything about it. The acting was so good they really got into character and were very convincing. I loved the eery boat ride passing King Henry 8th and when we were suddenly plunged into darkness, terrified me but it was brilliant! Another favourite was the gallows and being in Sweeny Todds barber shop. Cannot wait to take my own children in the summer holidays and to thoroughly spooked all over again!”Sarah See more reviews...