There’s never been a better time to join

There’s never been a better time to join

A woman and her two children enjoy the gardens of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens on a bright sunny day

With stunning springtime gardens in bloom, now’s the perfect time to become a member of Historic Royal Palaces and start sharing uplifting experiences and days out with loved ones at some of the UK’s most iconic palaces.

With membership, you’ll enjoy unlimited adventures at our magnificent palaces, a range of other member benefits including discounts in our cafes, and will be helping us at a time when we really need financial support.

Membership 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

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 and number will be delivered within 28 days of purchase.

If you can’t wait to visit, please email [email protected] with your booking reference. Our team will provide your membership number within 72 hours.

If you would like to visit the palaces immediately, consider purchasing admission tickets and then upgrading them to membership after your visit - either at the palace on the day or by emailing your tickets with a completed membership form within two weeks of your visit.

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 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
Man with three children inside a room with paintings looking up.

Gift Membership

Turn the past into a present with gift membership.

Buy gift membership online

For existing HRP members

Membership updates

We have a page for members with updates and Coronavirus information.

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

Membership during Coronavirus Membership FAQs

Renewing your membership

Renew your membership to continue your support for another year.

Renew your membership

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.

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)