Join & Support


The National Portrait Gallery is home to the world’s largest collection of portraits from the Middle Ages to the present day. Our Collection provides inspiration, learning and enjoyment to more than two million visitors a year. The National Portrait Gallery self-generates 60% of the funds needed to keep the Gallery open and accessible to all. With your support, we can plan for the future with confidence, continuing to maintain and develop our permanent Collection alongside a world-class programme of exhibitions and events.

Join Us

Join us and enjoy a closer relationship with the Gallery as a Member, Patron or Portrait Circle member.

Individual Support

Individual supporters have the ability to make an important difference to what the Gallery can achieve. There are many ways to help such as remembering the Gallery in your will or donating to an appeal.

Corporate Support

Sponsorships, Corporate Partnership and entertaining packages give privileged access to the life and work of the Gallery.

£10m Portrait Fund Challenge

Help us to support the National Collection by donating to the Portrait Fund.

How your support has helped

Donations from individuals, trusts and foundations, and corporate supporters have allowed us to acquire new works, conserve the Collection, inspire learning and widen access.

Trusts and Foundations

Relationships with both UK and international trusts to help fund many aspects of the Gallery's work.