Why Join?

Membership is the best way to explore Britain's most beautiful houses, castles, and gardens, while also helping to protect them.


Historic Houses membership is the best way to contribute to the vital work we do in protecting and preserving heritage.

In return, hundreds of our most fascinating houses and gardens offer members free entry to their grounds. It’s a key to discover the UK’s most cherished places.

Annual membership starts at less than £54 per person.* Read more about benefits of membership below.

*Based on a joint membership.

Membership comes with...

Free entry

Free entry to hundreds of historic houses and gardens

Membership grants free entry to hundreds of houses, castles, and gardens across the UK when showing a personalised Historic Houses membership card.

Historic House Magazine

Regular illustrated features including stories from custodians, the history and architecture of our houses, and regular updates about the association, exclusively available to members quarterly


All the places that offer members free entry, plus all those that offer more personal behind-the-scenes tours, as well as those in which you can stay overnight. Every entry contains a photo and a potted history. It’s the indispensable gazetteer for the truly committed historic-house spotter!


Preferential Booking

Our most popular and oversubscribed tours, usually open to the general public, can only be booked by members for the first few weeks that tickets are on sale. Some tours and events are only open exclusively to members. Your card is a passport to beat the queues.


Exclusive Content

Our website is packed with extra info on our houses and gardens, plus video tours, live and rewatchable lectures from owners, historians, and experts, and archived copies of our magazine.

For the Explorers

Discover what houses can be visited near you.

How much is annual membership?

Single Membership

£68.00 per year

Double Membership

£108.00 per year

Additional Adult / Child

£30.00 per year

The total price for your household will be calculated automatically, before you commit, when you tell us who’s signing up on our ‘Join‘ page.

Membership can be purchased either as a one-time card payment, or as a recurring annual direct debit.

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What happens after I’ve joined?

  • You will receive a temporary membership card via email within 30 minutes of joining.
  • Your physical membership card will arrive in the post within a few weeks (times will vary for overseas subscribers) together with your handbook.
  • We’ll add you to our members email list for updates and exclusive members’ content.
  • You will need to register a user account to access the members area of the website.

When the next issue of the magazine is ready it will be sent to you in the post, unless you’ve selected our paperless opt-out to reduce waste. Magazines can be read online once you’ve logged in.


Got Any Questions?

They may be answered on our FAQs page, below. Otherwise, feel free to get in touch.

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