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Enjoy three years of benefits for the price of one

Join today for free unlimited access to David Hockney: Drawing from Life and Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things and support the Gallery through its most exciting transformation since 1896.

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Membership Benefits


  • Free unlimited entry to all Gallery exhibitions until June 2020

  • Invitations to Gallery events, including curator talks and Archive tours

  • 10% discount in our shops and restaurants until June 2020

  • Supporters’ magazine three times a year and a monthly enewsletter

  • Access to selected exhibitions and private views at partner organisations

  • Special discounts at partner restaurants and retailers

    Terms and Conditions apply

    The Gallery will close between 29 June 2020 to Spring 2023. As a Member during this period you will experience our Collection in new and different ways to spark your curiosity and inspiration.

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Individual Member

Membership for yourself with all the listed benefits.


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Member plus Guest

Membership for yourself and an unnamed Guest.


* Guest pass use beyond June 2020 is subject to Terms and Conditions.

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Renew your Membership

To renew your Membership please check that you have registered an online account.


Please note that upon joining you will receive a confirmation email, however as the Membership team is currently working remotely you will not receive your Membership pack until the Gallery reopens. If you have any queries please get in touch using the contact information below.

Gift Aid

Make your Membership go further. Gift Aid it.

At no extra cost to you, Gift Aid allows us to claim 25p for every £1 of your Membership from HM Revenue & Customs.

Exclusive for Members

Self Portrait 26th Sept. 1983 by David Hockney © David Hockney


Enjoy free and unlimited entry to all ticketed exhibitions with no need to book. Simply show your Membership card to the exhibition entrance

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Members' events, Members enjoying a private view

Members' events

Discover our world class exhibitions before they open to the public during our Afternoon Previews as well as Evening Private Views outside of Gallery hours.

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Afternoon tea in the Portrait Restaurant

Shopping at the Gallery

Take advantage of your Members’ Discount and enjoy 10% off in the Portrait Restaurant, Café and Gallery Shops.

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Contact us

For further information, please contact the Membership team:

General enquiries:
email us
phone us 020 7321 6283

Members' events:
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phone us 020 7321 6283

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