Join a circle of portrait lovers

Tour guide speaking to visitors next to the Ditchley portrait of Queen Elizabeth I
© David Parry

Becoming a Patron of the National Portrait Gallery means joining a unique group of people passionate about portraiture, art and history.

The Gallery is home to the most extensive Collection of portraits in the world. Through seasons of bespoke events, our Patrons delve into the stories behind the portraits, using art to bring history to life and explore living today.

Your experience as a Patron

As a Patron, you meet the artists and sitters featured in our collection, you’re the first to see our exhibitions, and you spend time with fellow Patrons at awards, exclusive events and curated art trips. You hear stories about the individuals in our Collection who have shaped Britain, and discover insights others will not encounter. There are four tiers of Patronage, each deepening your relationship with us.

View of Gallery 18 with formal dining tables
© David Parry
View of Gallery Main Hall with a drinks reception
© David Parry

Your impact as a Patron

Your support makes it possible for us to share our Collection in new and dynamic ways, and acquire works that continue to expand our Collection in a way that responds to evolving dialogues about our culture. As a Patron, you are an ambassador for the Gallery, and enter into a partnership with us to help preserve and champion the stories of people who have shaped, and continue to shape a nation.

Become a Patron

We offer four tiers of Patronage: Bloomsbury Patrons, Reynolds Patrons, Ditchley Patrons and Life Patrons. Each level offers new opportunities to interact with the Gallery and our Collection – you can find out more, and sign up as a Patron, through the pages below.

If you would like to discuss your support of the Gallery, please get in touch by emailing [email protected] or by phone on 020 7321 6645.

If you are based in the US or are an American citizen and want to find out more about the American Friends of the National Portrait Gallery and how you can support us, please visit our American Friends of the National Portrait Gallery page.