There’s never been a better time to join

There’s never been a better time to join

Long shot of the West Front looking east, November 2009.

With autumnal adventures and Halloween activities for all, 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 you'll 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
  • 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 the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace or Hillsborough Castle and Gardens by showing your membership confirmation email on entry.

Life Membership prices

Explore the palaces time and time again with our special Life Membership. You can enjoy not only all the wonderful benefits of Historic Royal Palaces membership, but also share the experience with guest(s) of your choice. 

Type Standard price





Our team are ready and waiting to give you a royal welcome; simply email us and we will be in touch within 2 working days. In the meantime, why not take a look at our FAQs to find out more about Life Membership. 

Other ways to buy membership

Join online by card

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.

The Waterloo Block looking north-west. Showing Coldstream Guards on duty. 

The Coldstream Guards is the oldest regiment in the British Army in continuous active service.

Gift Membership

Turn the past into a present with gift membership.

Buy gift membership online

For new members

New members

Cue the royal fanfare, there has never been a better time to be a Historic Royal Palaces member, and our staff are waiting to welcome you. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions by our new members. 

How to start using your membership
The Ceremony of the Constable's Dues at the Tower of London featuring the captain and crew of the Dutch naval ship HNLMS Johan de Witt

New gift membership

With Historic Royal Palaces gift membership the past is now your present. Whether unsure on delivery options or when your gifted membership will start, here you can find the answers to our most frequently asked questions. 

Your gift membership purchase

For existing 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 FAQs Membership during Coronavirus

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)