Join the art movement

Join today and become part of a vibrant community that celebrates art and its impact on the world


Enjoy free unlimited entry for one

Join or renew at £5.50 a month by Direct Debit*
Join or renew at £61 a year by Direct Debit
Join or renew at £66 a year by card

Friend plus guest

Share unforgettable experiences

Join or renew at £7.50 a month by Direct Debit*
Join or renew at £85 a year by Direct Debit
Join or renew at £90 a year by card

Priority benefits

Free unlimited entry to The Courtauld Gallery, collection displays and exhibitions^
Priority booking to selected events, lectures, and debates
Advance notice of art history short courses

Exclusive events

Curated programme of ticketed members’ events**
Member-only viewing opportunities and annual Members’ Day
Priority booking and discount to the annual Courtauld Party

Discounts and offers

10% discount in-store and online at The Courtauld Shop
10% discount in the Art Café
Exclusive offers from our respected partners

Curated content

Monthly Friends e-newsletter; stay up to date with the latest news from across The Courtauld
The Courtauld News; our annual magazine with insights, interviews, and stories from The Courtauld community

Friends’ Circle

Help shape the future of art history

Join or renew at £42 a month by Direct Debit*
Join or renew at £500 a year by Direct Debit
Join or renew at £500 a year by card
(£120 benefits and £380 suggested donation)

Enjoy all the benefits above, plus:

Priority benefits

VIP access to our highly acclaimed exhibitions at exclusive extended hours
Access to The Courtauld libraries

Exclusive events

Invitation to our exclusive exhibition previews
Opportunity to join ticketed day trips from our Patrons’ Programme**

Curated content

In Focus; our annual donor report
Acknowledgement of your support, if desired


"Knowing that I am contributing to the ongoing support of The Courtauld and being able to visit exceptional works of art and exhibitions at my leisure, made becoming a Friend irresistible."
Bill Nighy, Actor and longstanding Friend

The Courtauld is internationally recognised as a leading centre for the research and teaching of the history, conservation and curation of visual art with a world-renowned gallery and collection at its heart.

Our global community forms a creative and cultural powerhouse of influential thought leaders and change makers, including illustrious alumni, expert conservators and curators, leading academics, and art enthusiasts. We are brought together by a shared interest to engage with, learn and generate new ideas about art history and the impact art has on society.

As a Friend, your support will enable us to continue our mission to make art available for all and ensure The Courtauld remains a place to inspire new thinking about art and culture for generations to come.

Gift a whole year of amazing art experiences

Our Friends e-gift vouchers make a unique and inspiring gift for any art lover and while they enjoy priority benefits such as free, unlimited entry to our collection displays and exhibitions, including the Morgan Stanley Exhibition: Edvard Munch. Masterpieces from Bergen (27 May – 4 September 2022), exclusive events, discounts, offers, curated content and more, your gift will help safeguard one of the world’s greatest art collections and support our students – the curators, conservators and art historians of the future.

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Contact us

For membership enquiries, please contact our membership team on +44 (0)20 3947 7749 or email

The Membership Office opening hours are Monday – Friday, 10.00 – 17.00. For further information on membership, please read our membership FAQs and membership T&Cs.

*Monthly Direct Debit for 12 months. Direct Debit payment not available on gift membership.
**Additional costs apply.
^For you and a guest with Friend plus guest membership.

Please note for Gift Aid purposes, the value of the guest pass (£24) of Friend plus guest is not eligible for Gift Aid. We are also required to indicate the commercial value of the benefits we may offer to Friends’ Circle (£120). Any voluntary donation above the agreed values of benefits will be eligible for Gift Aid; it is possible to purchase a Friends’ Circle membership without making a donation.

Courtauld Institute of Art (company no 4464432) is an exempt charity under the Charities Act 2011.