Bloomsbury Patrons

This group, named after the influential group of twentieth-century writers and intellectuals, enjoys special access to the Gallery and exhibitions, and learns more about our ever-growing Collection alongside other Patrons at our events.

Bloomsbury Patrons have access to:

  • Patrons Previews of exhibitions and invitations to the main Private View, with a guest
  • Double Invitation to our Portrait Prize Award Ceremonies
  • Curated art trips around the UK
  • Free entry to all ticketed exhibitions
  • A 10% discount on venue hire
  • A 15% discount in shops and restaurant
  • Two complimentary exhibition catalogues per year
  • A biennial acknowledgement in the Annual Review

From £2,000 a year (£167 a month) you can support the National Portrait Gallery as a Bloomsbury Patron. This comprises a £500 subscription payment for the benefits and a suggested donation of £1,500.

We offer monthly and quarterly Direct Debits to spread the cost of your Patronage.

Pay online

If you would like to discuss payment options, your support of the Gallery, or if you are a US tax payer who would like to join as a Patron, please do get in touch by emailing [email protected] or by phone on 020 7321 6645.

Alternatively, you can join or renew as a Patron by completing the Patrons Application Form and returning it to: Patrons Team, National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE or email it to [email protected].

Download Application Form