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.

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 £145 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 £220 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: [email protected]
020 7321 6283

Members' events: [email protected]
020 7321 6283

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Celebrating Membership: 20 years

This year the National Portrait Gallery is celebrating twenty years since the launch of our Membership scheme. To mark this milestone and to recognise their continued support a competition was launched for six members to win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – a portrait taken by photographer Tereza Červeňová, winner of the John Kobal New Work Award in 2015. These are now on display in the Gallery until 10 March 2019.

Find out more

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.

Gift Membership orders need to be placed by Wednesday 19 December by 17.00 as the last First Class postal date in the UK is Thursday 20 December. After this date, we cannot guarantee delivery of your Gift Membership by Christmas. However, please call the Membership team to discuss alternative options to postal delivery.