Join Us


Become a Friend and enjoy these benefits:

*** Please note that in line with government advice the Gallery is currently closed. For more information please refer to the Gallery’s website here ***

  • Free entry to York Art Gallery
  • Exclusive invitations to private views of new exhibitions before the general public
  • Exclusive invitations to free lecture
  • Invitations to lunchtime talks by specialists in the Gallery’s collection (scholars, private researchers, and curators)
  • Free borrowing entitlement at the University of York library, which normally costs over £100!
  • 10% discount in York Art Gallery shop
  • 10% discount in York Art Gallery cafe
  • Free copy of ‘The Friends of York Art Gallery: A Brief History’ by Sarah Sheils (2017)

Annual subscriptions are:

  • Single member (standing order) £20
  • Single member (cheque) £23
  • Two people at same address (standing order) £30
  • Two people at same address (cheque) £33

To encourage a new generation of art-lovers, we offer a £5 annual student membership.

We can also arrange for membership to be purchased as a  gift. Please mark your application ‘GIFT’ or contact our membership secretary for further details at