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Join us as a Member or Patron and enjoy unlimited, free access to all exhibitions as well as events programmes and special opportunities which will broaden your knowledge of British history, culture and biography and the men and women who have significantly contributed to Great Britain.

By joining us, you are helping to ensure that the Collection is maintained and developed for the enjoyment of visitors today and future generations. As a registered charity, the National Portrait Gallery is most grateful for all support.


MembersMembers’ benefits include free entry to exhibitions, Private Views, discounts in the Gallery shops, Portrait Restaurant and Portrait Café, and all the latest Gallery news.

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PatronsPatrons benefits include preview tours, Private events, artists's studios visits and private tours at related arts organisations.

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Portrait Circle

Portrait CircleA high level supporter group for those who are most deeply inspired by the National Portrait Gallery’s work and want to support and shape its future endeavours.

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American Friends

American FriendsAn independent US-based charity that builds awareness of the Gallery's work and helps support important exhibitions and acquisitions.

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