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Life Membership

Create a lifetime of memories in some of the most magnificent palaces ever built

Create a lifetime of memories in some of the most magnificent palaces ever built

Explore our palaces time and again with Life Membership. Discover stories about the monarchs you know, and the lives you don’t. See the seasons change in royal gardens and share unlimited adventures with friends and family. What’s more, your membership will help give the palaces a future, for everyone.


  • Free and unlimited entry to Hampton Court Palace, Tower of London, Kensington Palace and Hillsborough Castle and Gardens within opening hours, for life
  • The ability to bring a free guest with an Individual Life Membership or two guests with a Joint Life Membership
  • 10% discount on admission to Kew Gardens, in which Kew Palace and the Great Pagoda are situated
  • Free or discounted entry to a wide range of palace events and exhibitions
  • Early booking for special exhibitions and events
  • Access to an additional programme of exclusive member-only events
  • Exclusive discounts for events and experiences from our partners
  • 10% discount in our shops, cafes and restaurants (exclusions apply)
  • A free subscription to our members magazine, Inside Story
  • Knowing your valuable donation goes towards conserving our palaces for future generations.


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One named person and one un-named guest



Two named people living at the same address and two un-named guests


Become a life member

Our team are ready and waiting to give you a royal welcome. Download and complete this application form and email to [email protected] and we’ll respond within 5 working days. For mobile users, a PDF editor app will need to be installed to edit and submit.

You can also post your form to: Freepost RTLG-EGXG-ZGBG, Historic Royal Palaces, Apartment 26, Hampton Court Palace, EAST MOLESEY, KT8 9AU.

Alternatively, call us on 0333 320 6000, Monday to Friday 10.00-12.00 (excluding public holidays).

Download a life membership form

Share days out with loved ones with life membership

We present the past, you can take it forward

The Parade Ground, looking south-east showing a full-length view of Yeoman Warders Nev Dednum (on the left) and Tracey Machin (on the right) in full Yeoman uniform, walking towards (smiling). The flagstones are wet as though after recent rain.

Your support matters

Historic Royal Palaces is an independent charity, proud to look after six of the most wonderful palaces in the world. Your support through membership gives the palaces a future, for everyone.