Treat someone to a present that will last all year with free entry to Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory Greenwich, planetarium shows and special exhibitions at the National Maritime Museum. 

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A photograph of the historic Royal Observatory Greenwich. The view is looking up at the brick building from Greenwich Park, with autumnal leaves in the foreground and a clear blue sky above

All Gift Memberships purchasers will instantly be sent a digital gift voucher. This gift voucher will allow the recipient to activate their Membership, anytime over the next 12 months, whenever is most convenient for them.  

Once activated the Membership will then run for a year. 

There has never been a more important time for you to support Royal Museums Greenwich. Why not help ensure the preservation of our history, and our collection’s future?

With Gift Membership you can give your friends or family a year full of fun and exciting experiences, while also supporting our nation's treasures. 

Membership Benefits

Free unlimited entry

Members can enjoy year-round entry to the Royal Observatory, Peter Harrison Planetarium, Cutty Sark and exhibitions at the National Maritime Museum.*

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Exclusive Members' events and talks

Take part in private views and receive discounts on our public programme.

Special discounts

Enjoy 10% off food and drink and shopping both online and across Royal Museums Greenwich sites.**

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Receive The Wave

Dive into our Members' magazine, keeping you up-to-date with the latest news, stories and offers from Royal Museums Greenwich.

*Play Fridays are not included in the offer

**The Shop discount does not apply to alcohol, stamps, telescopes, print on demand or sale items

What our Members say

One of our favourite memberships! A big thank you for the great places to visit full of activities and hands on experiences to entertain a range of ages, amazing staff and brilliant workshops for families to get involved in. 

Gift Memberships FAQs

How much does Gift Membership cost?

Gift Membership costs between £60 and £85, depending on which type you choose. 

How does Gift Membership work?

Once you purchase the Membership we will send you a Gift Membership voucher via email. This voucher can be used by the recipient to activate their annual Membership whenever they want it to start. All vouchers are active for 12 calendar months from the point of purchase.

Once the Membership has been activated, it will run for a year. Your gift Membership will not begin until activated by the recipient. 

Please note you will not receive a physical voucher unless you request one from us. To have a physical voucher sent to you alongside the electronic voucher, please contact membership@rmg.co.uk or phone us on 020 8312 6678 (Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm) Please note that any physical vouchers requested after 18 December will not reach you before Christmas day. 

Do I need to enter the recipient's details?

When purchasing a Gift Membership you will be prompted to enter your own details, not the details of the person you are gifting the Membership to. This is to help us process the Gift Membership and to send you a digital copy of the Membership voucher. None of these details will be linked to the new Membership when it is activated.

The gift recipient can give us all their preferred contact details when they activate the Membership. 

You, as the purchaser, will receive the Gift Membership voucher. This can then be forwarded on to the recipient, or you can print out the digital voucher to give to them in person. 

Activate your Gift Membership

Your year of exploration will start when you activate your Membership using the voucher code.

Activate at the Museum: 

Bring your gift voucher to any admissions desk at Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory or the National Maritime Museum 

Activate by Phone:

Call the Membership office on 020 8312 6678 (Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00)

Once activated you will receive your Membership card(s) which you can use for free and fast-track entry to all our museums. You’ll also receive a welcome email from us with information on how you can start enjoying your Membership.

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Support us through Membership

Buy Gift Membership and support our group of internationally renowned museums: the Royal Observatory and Peter Harrison Planetarium; Cutty Sark; the National Maritime Museum and the Queen’s House, promoting a unique combination of history, science and the decorative arts.

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please contact our Membership team:

Tel: +44 (0)20 8312 6678 (Monday to Friday, 09.00–17.00)

Email: membership@rmg.co.uk

What’s On

Purchasing Membership will give you access to all of these upcoming events, and so much more.

Members' Preview: Women of the RNLI
Black and white photograph of a group of lifeboat volunteers sitting on a slipway in front of a tractor
Talks and tours | Member events

Members' Preview: Women of the RNLI

Be amongst the first to see the National Maritime Museum's brand new exhibition
Friday 1 March 2024 | 6.30-9pm
Free for Members – booking required
National Maritime Museum
New Members' Tour
Talks and tours | Member events

New Members' Tour

Embark on a voyage of discovery around the Museum in the company of one of our volunteer guides
Various dates | 11am - 12pm
Free | Booking essential
National Maritime Museum
Flamsteed Lecture: How to Kill a Galaxy - Black Holes, Noisy Neighbours, and Cosmic Car Crashes
A computer-simulated image shows a supermassive black hole
Talks and tours | Member events

Flamsteed Lecture: How to Kill a Galaxy - Black Holes, Noisy Neighbours, and Cosmic Car Crashes

What can cause the end of a galaxy? Find out in this talk by Dr Tim Davis
Thursday 14 March 2024 | Doors at 6.30pm, event starts at 7.15pm
Free | Flamsteed Astronomy Society Members only
Queen's House
Maurice and Maralyn: A Whale, a Shipwreck, a Love Story
Cover of Maurice and Maralyn
Talks and tours | Member events

Maurice and Maralyn: A Whale, a Shipwreck, a Love Story

Discover a story of danger, spirit and adventure.
Monday 18 March 2024 | 6.30pm-7.30pm
Free for Members – booking required
Queen's House
The Art of Naval Portraiture
An oil painter of sailor Henry Carr
Talks and tours | Member events

The Art of Naval Portraiture

Celebrate the publication of a new book by Museum curator Dr Katherine Gazzard with this special talk at the Queen's House
Wednesday 27 March 2024 | 6.30pm-8.30pm
Free for Members – booking required
Queen's House
Members' Saturday Super Store Tour
Inside Royal Museums Greenwich collections centre - rows of objects including two ships figureheads
Talks and tours | Member events

Members' Saturday Super Store Tour

Members are invited behind the scenes to explore the stores at the Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre in this exclusive free tour
Saturday 6 April 2024 | 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Free for Members – booking required
Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre
Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates: Search for Life
Elevated disk sculpture illuminated by LED lights
Talks and tours | Member events

Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates: Search for Life

Learn more about our search for life out in space in this talk given by Royal Observatory astronomers
Wednesday 10 April 2024 | 6.30pm-8pm
Free for Members – booking required
Royal Observatory
Members' tours of Cutty Sark
A shot with the Cutty Sark on the left hand side, facing Canary Wharf in the background
Talks and tours | Member events

Members' tours of Cutty Sark

Discover the history of the iconic vessel with an exclusive tour for Members.
Friday 19 April, Friday 26 April, Friday 3 May and Friday 10 May 2024 | 11am-12pm
Free for Members – booking required
Cutty Sark
Members' lecture: First Rate Tragedy
Picture of Captain Robert Falcon Scott
Talks and tours | Member events

Members' lecture: First Rate Tragedy

Was Robert Falcon Scott's expedition to the South Pole doomed to fail? Find out with historian and author Diana Preston
Tuesday 7 May | 6.30pm-7.30pm
Free for Members – booking required
Queen's House
Objects in Focus
Talks and tours | Member events

Objects in Focus

Visit our collection center to get up close with an iconic object from our collection
Wednesday 22 May, Tuesday 6 August, Tuesday 12 November 2024 | 10.30am-11.30am
Free for Members – booking required
Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre
Members' Thames Sailing Barge Weekend
Thames sailing barge - Pudge
Experiences | Member events

Members' Thames Sailing Barge Weekend

Join us for an amazing trip in an authentic Thames barge
Friday 19 – Sunday 21 July 2024
£225.00 per person
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