Join the Friends
What are the Benefits?
Become a Friend of Dulwich Picture Gallery and enjoy free entry to the collection and all our exhibitions, all year round. As a Friend you get:
- Unlimited FREE entry to all visiting exhibitions
- Unlimited FREE entry to the Permanent Collection
- Invitations to Friends' Private Views
- Friends Rates on tickets for lectures, art classes, talks & events
- The award-winning InView magazine issued 3 times a year
- The opportunity to get involved with the work of the Friends
- Options to join at Friend Plus or Friends Extra and bring a family guest/guests
- Receive the Gallery's monthly e-news
New rates with effect from 1 April 2017:
- Young Friend: £25 a year (one person, aged 25 or under)
- Friend: £40 a year (one person, no family guest)
- Friend Plus: £57 a year (one person plus one family guest)
- Friends Extra: £80 a year (two members at a single address plus two family guests)
Important - to qualify for the current rates, applications must be received by 31 March. No exceptions will be made for postal applications arriving after this date.
Join by Direct Debit and receive a £5 Gallery Shop Gift Voucher.
Want to buy membership for someone else as a gift? Click here.
If you have queries please click here to email the Friends Memberships team or phone: 020 8299 8751
Where your money goes:
Unlike many other art galleries, Dulwich Picture Gallery receives no direct government funding. The Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery is a registered charity run by volunteers, so your subscription benefits the Gallery directly.
Currently the Friends donate around £270,000 a year to the Gallery, helping to:
- Support the visiting exhibitions
- Contribute to the conservation and restoration of the permanent collection
- Support the outreach work of the Education Department, working with children and the elderly in South East London
Who are the Friends?
Currently there are more than 8,000 Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery. They are a diverse group from across London, the South East and beyond.
- Being a Friend brings an enriched relationship with the Gallery and its art. Once they join, most stay as Friends for many years.
- There is an active and committed group of Friends who regularly organise 100+ events throughout the year, which are open to all.
- Becoming a Friend brings a sense of belonging to an important part of the local community.
- There is a group of 45+ Friends who welcome visitors, sell tickets and deal with Membership issues at the Friends Desk in the Gallery entrance hall.