Has anyone ever purchased the membership for their trip? Did you do any member events? It seems like a great value for two adults at 63£. http://www.hrp.org.uk/supportus/membership/membershipfaqs
Yes, I purchased the pass. It made sense for us since we wanted to go to 3 of the 5 palaces for sure and the other two are on the if we have time list. There are a couple of member events during our trip, and we might go to one, but they are pretty specific in their scope. One is about counterfeiting and another is about rebuilding Anne Boleyn's passageway at Hampton Court. Those events do cost, but are less for members. They also offer member only nights at the ceremony of the keys, though I have not seen those dates for late Spring/Summer yet. Even if we don't go to any special events, we will have saved money with the membership. I have gotten several emails about member only events since I signed up in December. It seems to me that they are very good at communicating what is happening. There are several things I would have attended if I lived in London or was there at the time of the event.