Join as a Historic Royal Palaces member

Choose your membership

Choose your membership

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 prices


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, Kensington Palace or Hillsborough Castle and Gardens by showing your membership confirmation email on entry.

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.


At the palaces - Take your tickets with a completed membership form (which can be downloaded here) to the ticket office of one of our palaces

By email - 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 here) 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.

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Which is the right membership for me?

Thinking about joining as a member? Here you will find the answers to our most frequently asked questions regarding choosing a membership.

If we have forgotten anything, we're here to help - please get in touch through our contact us form, or by emailing [email protected]

A family of two women, a boy and a girl relax in the shade of an apple tree in the Orchard at Hampton Court Palace, surrounded by long grass
  • Can I join if I live oversees?

    If you're a non-UK resident with an overseas address it is still possible to purchase a membership in exactly the same way as a UK resident.  We are able to send out membership materials to international addresses, but please do be aware that delivery times may be a little longer.

    Please ensure you give us your email address when you join to ensure you are kept up to date about all your membership has to offer.

  • Is there a concession membership category?

    As a self-funded charity, we do not offer a concession membership. Membership is brilliant value, especially if you are planning to visit frequently, and helps us to look after six magnificent palaces for generations to come. 

  • I need to visit the palaces with a carer, can I add one to my membership?

    If you need to visit the palaces with a carer you are entitled to add a carer to your membership for free. This carer is not named and therefore can be different each time you visit. However, please be aware, your membership does not allow the carer to visit any of the palaces by themselves.

    To add a carer to your membership, please contact the membership team by emailing [email protected]

Back view of a Hampton Court Warder helping a visitor read the palace map locations, November 2009. (Action shot.)

What will I receive, and by when?

Once you have joined Historic Royal Palaces, we will send you your membership card via post within 28 days, and a welcome email within 7 working days.

You can start using your membership while waiting for your membership card to arrive. Member tickets can be booked via your member login, using your membership number and surname. Pre-booking palace and gardens entry is recommended. 

Please provide your email address when joining so that we can send you a welcome email and provide your membership number. 

Once you have joined, more useful information can be found via our 'for new members' pages.

Join today to start enjoying unlimited adventures in some of the most magnificent palaces ever built; our staff are ready and waiting to give you a royal welcome!

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Kew Pagoda with visitors in the foreground

Terms and conditions

On applying to become a member of Historic Royal Palaces membership, you are agreeing to our terms and conditions, as outlined here.