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Membership is the best way to experience all that the Gallery has to offer. Starting from £55, you will enjoy a year of special benefits that will make you come back again and again. You will also support the National Portrait Gallery, helping us to conserve and develop the Collection so it can inspire future generations.

The Blue Bower (detail) by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1865, The Henry Barber Trust, the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

Joint Members plus Two Guests

All of the listed benefits for two people living at the same address. Free entry to all ticketed exhibitions for the Member and two unnamed Guests.

£140 Direct Debit £140 Single payment

Membership Plus

Experience more and enjoy all of the benefits of being a Member plus Guest, plus special invitations to three exclusive exhibition events, along with a complimentary catalogue.

£215 Direct Debit £215 Single payment

Gift Membership

Give the gift of Membership by selecting the Membership type you would like to give, provide us with your gift recipient’s details and the option of including a personal message.

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Membership Benefits

  • Free and unlimited entry to all NPG exhibitions until June 2020
  • Invitations to NPG events, including curator talks and Archive Tours
  • Access to selected exhibitions and private views at our partner organisations
  • 10% discount in the Gallery shops and restaurants until June 2020            
  • Special discounts at our partner restaurants and retailers
  • 20% discount on the Gallery's online shop from July 2020              
  • Supporters’ magazine three times a year and a monthly enewsletter
  • Invitations to hard hat tours during the redevelopment
  • Invitations to attend the Gallery’s reopening events programme
  • Support the Gallery during its most significant transformation since 1896

Terms and Conditions apply

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Contact us

For further information, please contact the Membership team:

General enquiries:
020 7321 6283

Members' events:
020 7321 6283

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Upon joining you will receive a confirmation which you can print and exchange at the information desk for a temporary card. Please allow 14 days for delivery of your Welcome Pack and Membership Card.