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 a 10% discount in the Gallery shop (excluding ceramics) and 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).

Annual subscriptions are:

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

Annual subscriptions are renewed at the beginning of each calendar year, and payment is due on 1st January. New members joining towards the end of the year receive the following discount:

  • September 25% discount
  • October 50% discount
  • November 75% discount
  • December 13 months membership


To join, please complete the following: