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Membership and benefits


Membership is fantastic value for money and there has never been a better time to join. Membership allows you to explore and discover so much more about each of the six palaces with limitless visiting throughout the year. Please visit our FAQs page for information on the conditions of access to Kew Palace.

Play your part by becoming a member

Your membership helps us continue to tell the stories and care for these amazing palaces.

Learn about how your subscriptions help us to conserve these magnificent buildings >

Membership category Online price Direct Debit price**
Individual membership
(one adult)
- applies to an adult aged 16 yrs+


Joint membership
(two adults)
- applies to two named adults aged 16 yrs+


Family membership
(one adult)
- family of one adult and up to six children *

Family membership (two adults)
- family of two named adults and up to six children *



* Family membership covers six names children who are 5-15 yrs only. 
**Please note that you cannot set up a direct debit online. Please complete a form and sign the direct debit declaration (PDF, 2.18KB). Offer valid for the first year paying by Direct Debit only.

Benefits of membership

As well as enjoying free and unlimited access to all six Historic Royal Palaces*, your membership also includes these great additional benefits...

  • free and unlimited access to all six Historic Royal Palaces*
  • exclusive member events
  • 10% discount in our restaurants, shops (exclusions apply) and cafes including the Orangery restaurant at Kensington Palace 
  • access to the private members room at Hampton Court
  • a free copy of the bestselling book ‘The Private Life of Palaces’ **
  • free subscription to our exclusive members’ magazine, 'Inside Story'
  • and most importantly, you will be supporting the conservation and care of these precious palaces for future generations

*Please note than on a normal visit to Kew Palace entrance to Kew Palace is free as part of the membership subscription. However it is compulsory to pass through Kew Gardens to get to the Palace, which is not included in the membership fee and the entry fee must be paid for at the published rates. Historic Royal Palaces’ members receive 10% off the entrance fee.  

** Please note that currently you cannot collect your copy of ‘The Private Life of Palaces’ at Hillsborough Castle. You can email to arrange your copy to be sent by post.

How to join

It is quick and easy to become a member, you can join online, by phone or by post:

Online: Join online today (you will be transferred to our ticketing partner's secure site) Debit/Credit card payment only. Please note that you cannot set up a direct debit online.
Phone: Call 0844 482 7788. (Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.)
Post: If you need a form then please print a copy (PDF, 2240KB). If you're applying by post please send your completed form to, Freepost RTLG-EGXG-ZGBC, Historic Royal Palaces, Hampton Court Palace, Apartment 38, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9BR.

If you have visited one of our palaces already then you can upgrade those tickets towards the cost of the membership. Please attach the tickets to the form and provide payment details for the remaining amount. 

In person: You can join at any of the palaces. Please note that if you plan on purchasing a membership at the Tower of London that you'll need to go straight to the Welcome Centre or Group Tickets. Please note that membership is currently not available to buy at Hillsborough Castle.

Set up an annual direct debit for the first time to receive 15 months for the price of 12 and a £10 saving. Offer valid for the first year paying by Direct Debit only. For more information on setting up a Direct Debit or upgrading tickets, please follow the link to see our Membership FAQs.

Membership savings

In addition to significant benefits, becoming a member also offers substantial savings to visitors.

Membership Individual Family
Unlimited access to the six palaces throughout the year £38** £83**
Single visit Individual Family
Tower of London £25.00* £63.00*
Hampton Court Palace £21.00* £51.70*
Banqueting House £6.60* N/A      
Kensington Palace £18.00* N/A
Kew Palace Joint ticket with Kew Gardens N/A
Hillsborough Castle Adult £7.50 (house tour and garden access) Family £20 (house tour and garden access)

*Ticket price includes a voluntary 10% donation.
**When you pay by Direct Debit. Please note that you cannot set up a direct debit online. Offer valid for the first year paying by Direct Debit only.

Gift Aid– make your membership go further!
If you are a basic or higher rate UK taxpayer, the Gift Aid Scheme allows Historic Royal Palaces to reclaim a further 25p on every £1 of your membership. This really boosts our income – and doesn’t cost you a single penny extra.

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Downloadable Resources

Some files are provided in PDF format - you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these files.

  1. Click here to download Acrobat Reader
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    Membership form 2016_with new G.A.pdf
    (Adobe PDF, 1952KB)

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