Gift Membership

Give the gift of Historic Houses membership to a loved one and let them enjoy a year's access to history

Suit of armour at Burghley

Historic Houses membership is the perfect gift for a loved one who enjoys learning, visiting and, ultimately, supporting Britain’s wonderful historic houses, parks and gardens. From free access to almost three hundreds heritage sites right across the UK, to monthly online lectures, a fabulous quarterly magazine, and a special members area on the website with competitions, promotions and relevant discounts, Historic Houses membership really is the very best membership scheme for history lovers.

The best membership scheme for history lovers

What do they get as a member?

  • Free access to hundreds of historic houses, parks and gardens during their regular public opening hours
  • A free online lecture every month looking at subjects including the history of our houses and the people who live in them
  • A beautiful members magazine delivered to their door every three months full of wonderful interviews, long-form articles and suggestions on where to visit next
  • An online members area on the website, where they can watch past lectures, behind the scenes videos, take up discounts and take part in competitions we run for members
  • Monthly email newsletters for members detailing suggestions on where to visit next
Visitor exploring Middleton Hall

How to purchase Gift Membership

  1. Go to our Join page, which you can do by clicking here
  2. Click ‘Join us’
  3. Select ‘As a Gift’ under ‘Choose your membership’, then click Next.
  4. Enter the details of your gift recipient, then click Next.
  5. Enter your own details. Here, you can choose whether you want to have the gift sent to them or you and whether it’s a gift.
  6. Enter your billing details and the payment type, before agreeing to the Terms of Membership and clicking Next.

You can also call 01462 896 688 to purchase Gift Membership over the phone with our friendly membership team. Their hours are 9am to 5pm (GMT) Monday to Friday.

Berkeley Castle snow

Christmas Gift?

You can purchase gifts as Christmas presents in the run up to the festive season. Christmas gifts will be sent wrapped in a plain purple plastic wrapper, inside a cardboard delivery box. On the back of the wrapper, we will place a sticker that reads ‘Do not open until 25 December’. If you’ve included a gift note, this will come inside the membership pack. Where the gift is sent direct to the gift purchaser (and so can be wrapped by them in advance of them giving the gift) the standard box on its own is sent.

The last date to ensure likely delivery of the membership pack before Christmas is mid December. Orders received after this date may arrive after Christmas. Don’t worry, though, if your pack doesn’t arrive before Christmas, why not download something to give them on Christmas Day:

Download a ‘Welcome to Historic Houses’ double-sided A4 page

Download a Gift Letter you can print off and sign

Christmas Gift memberships are valid until 31 December the following year, so they can enjoy their membership for a full year from the day they open their pack.

Family shot Powderham for Historic Houses

How much is membership?

In 2023, membership costs £65 for a single, or £103 for a double membership. If you’d like to purchase for more than two people from the same household, any further members cost £30 per person. Junior members aged 3-16 cost £30 and children under three years are free.

If you are purchasing for someone who has a carer, an additional, transferable, carer card (valid only when accompanying the named member) is free. Please call 01462 896 688 to order the carer package.

Visiting historic houses in Yorkshire

What happens after you’ve purchased Gift Membership?

  • You’ll receive a confirmation email of your order as the gift giver
  • A welcome email and a temporary membership card(s) will be sent to you. Please forward this on to the Gift Recipient once you’ve given them their gift
  • The membership pack will arrive at your or their door in two to three weeks, depending on where you want it sent
  • Their email will automatically be added to our monthly member emails
  • They will need to register for a website account once they’ve received their gift. They can do this using the barcode on their membership card
Holkham Hall visitor experience among historic columns

Ready to give them the perfect gift?

Are you ready to give the perfect gift to your friend, family, colleague, or loved one? If they love history and exploring the UK’s outstanding historic houses, parks and gardens, this really is the best membership for them. By becoming a Historic Houses member, they will be joining tens of thousands of people across the country who love and support our wonderful, extraordinary heritage.

Give the perfect gift. Give them Historic Houses membership now

*Note: If you are a member and are currently logged in, you will need to log-out first before you can purchase gift membership.