Gift membership

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

  • Credit: Paul Wilkinson, 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 extraordinary with an Ri Membership.

Whilst our building is temporarily closed, we will be bringing our programmes and activities to your home, please keep an eye on your emails to see what we have in store for you. We would not be able to this without the invaluable support from our members, thank you.

And once we're back at Albemarle Street our members will be able to 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**
  • Offers on books, magazines and tickets for the cinema, theatre and exhibitions
  • Bespoke emails and events guides from the Ri based on their ages and interests
  • 10% discount in the Ri Café

Ri Young Membership costs £30 and also includes:

  • FREE tickets for our Family Fun Days giving families an exciting day of interactive science
  • FREE tickets for For Your Inspiration events which are aimed at giving teenagers a hands-on look at what it's like to work in different areas of science
  • Discounts on selected education workshops including Summer Schools

Ri Membership costs £77 and also entails:

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

A concessionary rate of £40 is available for those between the ages of 18 and 26.

Members also enjoy a 30% discount on the CHRISTMAS LECTURES books.

With offers on books, magazine subscriptions and attractions at other cultural institutions, Ri Membership can allow you to give something far-reaching and inspiring all year round.

Find out about our current member offers.

Buy membership by direct debit and don't pay anything until November 2020.

Buy a gift membership


For more information, please contact the Ri Membership team at or by calling +44 (0)20 7491 6588 Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

* Excluding CHRISTMAS LECTURES and special events.
** The CHRISTMAS LECTURES ticket ballot usually runs in September. 
*** Discount on Ri venue hire is applicable on bookings for personal use only.

 CHRISTMAS LECTURES® is a registered trademark. 

Ways to explore science with the Ri