Escape to the past whenever you want when you join us today

Escape to the past whenever you want when you join us today

22 June. Following government and World Health Organisation guidance, we have re-opened some of outdoor spaces at Hampton Court Palace and Hillsborough Castle and Gardens. We continue to work on plans for our other palaces. Read our statement

Annual membership prices

Enjoy 15 months for the price of 12 when you pay by Annual Direct Debit.

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.)


Member benefits

As a member, you’ll enjoy:

  • Free and unlimited entry to five historic royal palaces

    Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Hillsborough Castle and Gardens  

  • 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
All member events

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] 

In person - at Tower of London Welcome Centre, Hampton Court Palace Ticket Office, or at Kensington Palace.

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.

Other ways to buy membership

  • In person at: Tower of London, Hampton Court, Kensington Palace, Hillsborough Castle and Gardens
  • By email: download a membership form and send it to us at [email protected]
    (For mobile users, a PDF editor app will need to be installed to edit and submit the form.)
  • By post: download and print a membership form and send it to us at our Freepost address
  • By phone: call our membership team on 0333 320 6000
  • Online credit or debit card payment
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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.


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.


Hampton Court Palace

Free (advance booking required)

Member only Events

Join Siobhan Clarke at the Banqueting Hall for an exclusive tour of this revolutionary building.


Banqueting House

Separate ticket (advance booking required)