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Friends of The Courtauld get even closer to our gallery collection, our unique alumni and supporter networks, and the powerful work that we do to nurture, inspire and lead the future of art history.

Your Friends membership will open the doors to an institute that is one of a kind – we bring together art history learning, research, creative thought and inspiration alongside a world-renowned art collection of over one hundred masterpieces housed in London’s Somerset House.

Your benefits as our Friend:

From just £55 per annum you will receive:

  • Free and unlimited entry for you and a guest to The Gallery and its exhibitions.
  • No need to queue in The Gallery during busy periods, simply show your card.
  • Exclusive member-only events and trips including exhibition previews, private curatorial tours, and behind-the-scenes trips to discover more art and build new contacts with our distinguished alumni, supporters, and passionate staff.
  • Priority booking for selected lectures, debates and talks.
  • Special events including summer schools, lectures, festivals and more.
  • Discounts in The Courtauld’s café (20%) and shop (up to 15%).
  • Stay up to date with news, giveaways and further promotions in our e-news and magazine.


How you help

With your incredible support, we can continue to safeguard, champion and lead the study of art history, research and conservation. Your support has helped us on our journey of discovery, from unearthing the secrets behind Manet’s Masterpiece ‘A Bar at the Folies-Bergère’, to supporting ground-breaking research projects and student scholarships – helping us to widen access to the most talented, regardless of their financial circumstances.

Thanks to your support, you are helping to shape the future of art history and learning.

Data protection:

We comply strictly with relevant data protection legislation. Your personal details will be used to send you information about The Courtauld. We will never disclose your information to anyone outside The Courtauld  except where we have your consent, where we are required to do so by law, or to other companies who provide a service to us.

Friends visit of Spitalfields learning about Street Art

Courtauld Friends Prices

  • £55 pa. (Direct Debit)
  • £60 pa. (One-off payment)
  • £40 pa. (Courtauld Alumni rate)

Join online today!

Or call 020 3751 0546/1

Or email

Your Membership Pack

Normally your membership pack will be sent out within 8 working days of joining online. If you wish to visit The Courtauld Gallery before, please take a print-out of your confirmation email, or show it on your smart phone, to the admissions desk to pick up a temporary card. With this card you can immediately gain free entry for yourself and a guest into the Courtauld Gallery and claim your discounts in The Courtauld Cafe (20%) and The Courtauld Gallery Shop (10%).

Gift Memberships

Are you still looking for that exclusive, affordable and lasting present for your family, friends or colleagues?

Look no further than a Courtauld Friends Membership: for £60 you can donate a one year membership while at the same time supporting The Courtauld and bestowing upon the lucky receiver a membership with generous benefits.

Gift Membership packs can be ordered online or by telephoning Pia Rainey on 020 3751 0546 (Mon – Thur) or Hymie Dunn on 020 3751 0541 (Mon – Fri) and paying by debit/credit card. Buy it at The Courtauld Gallery or Shop between 10am and 5.30pm, from where you can take the gift membership pack with you.

Buy a Gift Membership online today!
Or call 020 3751 0546/1

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