There's never been a better time to join

There's never been a better time to join

Group of visitors inside the castle rooms

Discover Northern Ireland's only royal residence time and again when you become a member. Explore the 100 acres of gardens as the seasons change, treat friends to a changing menu from our award-winning café, and bring children up close to nature with our Imaginary Menagerie play trail.

What's more, you'll get free or discounted access to a range of must-visit seasonal events - from food fairs to spooky Halloween adventures and festive light shows - that are a perfect way to spend special time with loved ones.  

Membership benefits

As a member, you'll enjoy:

  • Free and unlimited entry to Hillsborough Castle and Gardens* throughout the year
  • Free and unlimited entry to our other historic royal palaces*: Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace
  • 10% discount on admission into Kew Gardens, in which Kew Palace is situated
  • A free subscription to our members' magazine, Inside Story
  • 10% discount in our shops, cafes and restaurants*
  • A programme of exclusive behind the scenes member events, including tours, lunches, lectures and more*

*Exclusions apply

Annual membership prices

There's never been a better time to join Historic Royal Palaces. Membership is brilliant value, and if you join by Annual Direct Debit, you'll get 15 months for the price of 12.

Type Standard price


One named adult, 16 years and over.



Two named adults, 16 years and over.


Family 1

One named adult and up to six named children (between the ages of five and fifteen.)


Family 2

Two named adults and up to six named children (between the ages of five and fifteen.)


Please note: Your membership card will be delivered within 28 days of purchase. If you would like to start using your membership immediately, you can visit Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, the Tower of London or Hampton Court Palace by showing your membership confirmation email on entry.

Upgrading your tickets

Already bought admission tickets? You can upgrade them to membership on the same day of your visit or up to two weeks after the original purchase.

How to upgrade your palace ticket:

At the palaces - Complete your membership form (which can be downloaded here) and take it, along with your tickets, to one of our palaces.

By email - please send your completed membership form (which can be downloaded above) along with a picture of your tickets to [email protected] 

By post - please send your completed membership form (which can be downloaded above) and your tickets to us at:

Historic Royal Palaces
Apartment 26
Hampton Court Palace

Please note that only palace admission tickets bought directly from Historic Royal Palaces can be used to upgrade towards a membership, this excludes tickets from third party companies or for palace events. Tickets from multiple separate visits cannot be used.

Other ways to buy membership

Join online by card

Gift membership

Turn the past into a present with gift membership.

Buy gift membership online
Visitors walking along Yew Tree Walk
Families at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, enjoying the Imaginary Menagerie play trail and installation.