Turn the past into a present with gift membership

A gift that lasts a year, but is remembered forever

With seasonal sparkle and Christmas activities for all, now's the perfect time to be 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. 

12 days of Christmas

Unlimited days out, all year round

The lucky recipient(s) of gift membership can watch the changing seasons in our world-class gardens, explore amazing palace interiors and exhibitions as many times as they like, or step back in time at special events.

Find inspiration in our What's On pages now.

A family of two adults and two children enjoy playing and walking on the South Lawn of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens in autumn 2019.

Fun for all the family

Let imaginations run wild in our magical children's playground The Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace, learn about the 300-year history of young royals at Kensington Palace, visit the ravens at the Tower of London or explore 100 acres of woodland at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens.

School children visiting Hampton Court Palace.


  • Unlimited access to five historic royal palaces including exhibitions

    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

Gift Membership Prices

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.)


Buying a gift membership as a Christmas present?

Purchase before Sunday 12 December to guarantee delivery before Christmas.

How does gift membership work?

  • What will I receive from you?

    When you purchase a gift membership, you will be sent a voucher within 10 days. We also include the option to download a print out straight away. 

    Your gift will include an activation form with a space to include a special message to give to the lucky recipient. 

    You can alternatively opt to have the voucher sent directly to them if you wish - simply email [email protected] with the booking reference number and the name and address of the recipient so we know where to send it.  

    To guarantee delivery in time for Christmas 2021, purchase your gift by Dec 12. 

  • How is a gift membership activated?

    A gift membership can be activated at any point within 12 months of purchase.

    The membership would begin on the day it is activated, and would run for 12 months from that date.

We present the past, you take it forward

A Yeoman Warder is shown in their full uniform speaking to a group of visitors.  One arm is raised.

The money from your gift helps us take care of our magnificent buildings and share their important stories for generations to come, helping us at a time when we really need financial support.