Give a Gift Membership to the National Gallery



Treat the art lover in your life to a Gift Membership with the National Gallery!

The National Gallery is on Trafalgar Square in London.  It is home to the national collection of paintings from the 13th to 19th centuries in the Western Tradition, and the paintings are on show 361 days a year, free of charge

The Gallery aims to care for the collection, to enhance it for future generations, and to study it.   It seeks to be a resource on art, and to inpsire.  Amongst some of the works, you'll find names such as Vermeer, Cezanne, Monet, Seurat, Gainsborough, Rubens, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Van Eyck, Michelangelo, Constable, Raphael, Canatello, da Vinci, Stubbs - to name a few!  There are over 2,600 paintings and so it's one of those galleries where it's wonderful to keep coming back.  Search the collection here and view the Must Sees here.

Members enjoy lots of benefits:

  • Unlimited free entry to all the exhibitions
  • Priority booking for events and exhibitions
  • A bespoke programme of online events
  • Invitations to preview days
  • 10% discount in the shops and cafes
  • On-demand films and exhibition tours
  • Use of the cloakroom for free
  • Flexibility to reschedule exhibition tickets

And at the moment, you can buy any gift membership online at and enjoy 10% off other items in your basket**! 

Gift Membership vouchers bought through the National Gallery's shop can either go straight to the recipient or you can send it to yourself to add a personalised touch.  Vouchers are valid for six months from the purchase date, and recipients activate it and then receive their Membership card and welcome pack.  

The Individual Gift Membership is £75.00 whilst the Member Plus Guest Gift Membership is £119.00. Find out more about both memberships and buy them here.

Imaging giving them access to lots of art!  What's more, 2024 is the National Gallery’s Bicentenary - NG200 - celebrating 200 years of bringing people and paintings together.  So it's a great time to join or give a gift membership as there will be lots happening throughout the year.  

For instance, just some of the things which will be happening are:

  • 12 simultaneous exhibitions opening on 10 May 2024 – at 12 museums and galleries across the 12 regions of the four nations of the UK - over half the population will be within an hour's journey of a National Gallery masterpiece!  
  • There'll be a travelling art studio on tour, bringing 200 National Gallery workshops and learning activities to different communities and people, many of whom would otherwise not have any access
  • There'll be an exhibition of VanGogh's most important and well-loved works, as well as paintings from private collections never seen in public before. It's the first major Van Gogh show in the UK since 2010.  
  • There'll be a display of the entire National Gallery Collection
  • and a good deal more besides - you can find out all about NG200 here.

 Don't forget that the National Gallery has a superb online shop, too, where you can buy all sorts of gifts (including a gift membership) for the art lover in your life!  From cards (including Christmas cards) and diaries, to books, prints and posters, accessories (including scarves, bags, totes and jewellery) and stationery, there are also exhibition prints.  Visit the National Gallery's online shop here. 

**Terms and Conditions: Buy any gift membership online and get 10% off other additional items in your basket.  To redeem this offer, simply add a gift membership to your basket and the discount will automatically be applied at the checkout page. This discount excludes Gift Membership, Membership, exhibition tickets, Member tickets, audio guides, postage and packaging, shipping and stamps, Peter Layton vases, Heni prints, giftcards, and cannot be used in conjunction with any other price offer or promotion or previously purchased merchandise. This offer is valid from 01/12/2023 at 00.00 am GMT. This offer cannot be used on previously purchased merchandise.