Support the Gallery by becoming a Friend

The Friends help to fund new acquisitions for the Gallery collection, contribute towards conservation costs and promote an appreciation of the fine arts in the York area.

Members enjoy access to our Events Programme, featuring lectures, gallery visits, social events and trips away. We also organise talks by specialists in the Gallery’s collection (scholars, private researchers, and curators).

Free borrowing entitlements at the University of York library (normally costing over £100) can be applied for.

New members receive a free copy of ‘The Friends of York Art Gallery: A Brief History’ by Sarah Sheils.

General Admission to the Gallery is now free, with charges being made for entry to special exhibitions. Friends receive a 50% discount on entry to special exhibitions (equal to the best Art Concession discount on offer). Members may also purchase a Friends’ Exhibition Pass from York Museums Trust, for £21.50, which grants free entry to special exhibitions for twelve months.

Annual subscriptions are:

  • Single member (Direct Debit) £20
  • Two people at the same address (Direct Debit) £30
  • Pay by cheque, £3 surcharge

Annual subscriptions are renewed at the beginning of each calendar year, and payment is due on 1st January.

To join, please complete the following: