The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. Search over 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day.




Become a Member today and enjoy special access to our exhibitions, displays and Collection.

From just £55 a year, get closer to the work of our Gallery and help us to bring to life the most extensive Collection of portraits in the world.

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 ticketed exhibitions

  • 10% discount in the Gallery Shop, Portrait Café and Portrait Restaurant

  • Members' only private views and previews

  • Priority booking and concessionary rates for all ticketed events, with no booking fees

  • Support the Gallery in developing its permanent Collection ensuring it is free for everyone to enjoy

    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.