Gift membership

Bring the wonder of science to a loved one, friend or colleague by giving the gift of Ri Membership.

  • Members have exclusive access to the CHRISTMAS LECTURES ticket ballot

    Credit: Paul Wilkinson
  • Credit: Royal Institution
  • Ri Members enjoy free tickets to ExpeRience

    Credit: John Angerson
  • Members received 30% discount on CHRISTMAS LECTURES books including '11 Explorations into life on Earth' by Helen Scales

    Credit: Michael O'Mara books, Royal Institution

Gift membership

For the friend or family member with an insatiably curious mind who wants to know more about the wonders and applications of science, give them something special and extraordinary with an Ri Membership.

Members at all levels enjoy:

  • Better than half-price tickets for Ri talks with the world's leading scientists*
  • What’s on guides delivered straight to their door three times a year
  • Exclusive access to the CHRISTMAS LECTURES ticket ballot**
  • Bespoke emails and events guides from the Ri based on their ages and interests
  • 10% discount in the Ri Café

Ri Young Membership costs £29 and also includes:

  • FREE tickets for our Family Fun Days
  • A free gift when they visit the Ri after they join***
  • Discounts on selected education workshops including Summer Schools

Ri Membership costs £75 and also entails:

  • FREE tickets for our Discourses
  • 15% discount on adult workshops and short courses
  • Discounts on Ri venue hire****

A concessionary rate of £39 is available for those between the ages of 18 and 26.

Members also enjoy a 30% discount on the CHRISTMAS LECTURES books as well as selected titles from Bloomsbury books.

With offers on attractions at other cultural institutions such as the BFI, Science Museum and Natural History Museum, Ri Membership can allow you to give something far reaching and inspiring all year round.

Find out about our current member offers.



For more information, please visit our membership FAQ pages or contact the Ri Membership team at or by calling +44 (0)20 7491 6588 Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 5.30pm.

* Excluding CHRISTMAS LECTURES and special events.
** The 2018 CHRISTMAS LECTURES ticket ballot has now closed. 
*** Free gift available for Ri Young Members aged 10 and under.
**** Discount on Ri venue hire is applicable on bookings for personal use only.

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