Your summer staycation starts here

Your summer staycation starts here

30 July. Following government guidelines, Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace and Hillsborough Castle and Gardens are open. Find out more

The online system for purchasing tickets and memberships will be unavailable between 08:30 - 09:00 on Wednesday 12 August 2020.

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 you will require a membership number in order to book a visit to the palaces. You would normally receive this with your membership card and pack.

If you require this sooner, please email [email protected] once you have purchased your membership.

Member benefits

As a member, you’ll enjoy:

  • Free and unlimited entry to five historic royal palaces*

    Hampton Court Palace, Tower of London, Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Hillsborough Castle and Gardens plus a range of events

  • 10% discount on admission into Kew Gardens, in which Kew Palace is situated, and free entry to the Great Pagoda*

  • 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

Hear from our members

Hear from our members whilst they enjoy a special members-only event in the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace in this short film.

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:

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

By post - please send your completed membership form (which can be downloaded below) 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

Renewing your membership

Renew your membership to continue your support for another year.

Renew your membership


Try our membership FAQs or contact us.

If you need to update your membership details, please do so via the contact us form.

You can also call us on 0333 320 6000, Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00.

Membership FAQs

Gift membership

Turn the past into a present with gift membership.

Buy gift membership online

Some of our Member-only events

A Yeoman Warder in full uniform giving a tour of the Tower of London to a group of visitors. Tudor and medieval buildings can be seen in the background
Member only Events

As a new Member, experience an expert's guide with one of our iconic Yeoman Warders at the Tower of London.

Postponed - Dates still to come

Tower of London

Free (advance booking required)

Fountain Court, looking west. The courtyard fountain can just be seen through an archway on the left.
Member only Tours and talks

Get an expert’s guide of what there is to see and do at each palace with one of our State Apartment Warders at Hampton Court.

Postponed - Dates still to come

Hampton Court Palace

Free (advance booking required)