Become a member

By becoming Our Friend you can support the National Galleries of Scotland and enjoy a wide range of exclusive benefits including special events and unlimited free entry to our exhibitions.

Make your friend Our Friend this Christmas

Our Friends membership is the perfect Christmas gift for the art enthusiast in your life. Your friend will receive a year’s worth of benefits giving them unparalleled access to the National Galleries of Scotland. We can dispatch the membership pack to you or directly to them; when you checkout, please give the delivery address you wish the pack to be sent to.

The last online order date for packs to arrive in time for Christmas is Thursday 13 December. After this date, and right up until 5pm close on Christmas Eve, you can still purchase a Gift Membership at any one of the Gallery Shops in person and be given a temporary membership card and special presentation gift card. The full membership pack will then be sent out in January.

Please see below for further details about delivery.

Friends membership packs will be dispatched by Royal Mail second class post within 7 working days.

Please note that if you are planning a visit to the Galleries it is also possible to sign up for a Friends membership at any of our shops or ticket desks. You will receive a temporary membership card which you can use to claim your benefits, including free entry to our exhibitions, immediately. The full membership pack will then be dispatched by post.

Christmas Information

The last online order date for packs to arrive in time for Christmas is Thursday 13 December

Gifts which are to be sent directly to the recipient in time for Christmas will be dispatched on Friday 14 to Tuesday 18 December by second class post.

Gifts which are to be sent to the Gift Giver will be dispatched regularly from early December until Tuesday 18 December by second class post.

Please contact the Friends Office using the contact details below if you have any questions regarding your gift or its delivery.

The Friends Office will be closed over the Christmas period and any orders received between noon on Thursday 20 December and Sunday 6 January will not be processed until January.

Our Friends memberships

Our Friends enjoy the following benefits:

  • Unlimited Free Entry to all of our exhibitions for one year (during public opening hours)
  • 10% discount in all our gallery cafes
  • See exhibitions first at Friends previews
  • An Exclusive events and lectures programme
  • Free entry for up to 4 family children under the age of 18
  • What's On guide sent directly to your door
  • Regular updates and special offers by e-bulletin (subject to your consent)
  • Free parking at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Philanthropic Friends will enjoy these extra benefits:

  • Priority booking for Friends events
  • Invitations to selected exhibition Private Views
  • An invitation to a special curatorial talk or tour each year

Our Friends membership options

Please buy or renew your membership or gift using the options below. For our Duo or Philanthropic Friend memberships you have the option of naming two Friends cardholders who live at the same address or a single cardholder who can bring an unnamed guest.


Contact the Friends office

If you have any questions about Friends membership please get in touch.

+44 (0)300 003 0057

The Friends Office will be closed from noon on Thursday 20 December until Sunday 6 January 2019 inclusive.


Corporate membership

Business is changing fast. Creativity and innovation are more important now than ever before.

Supporting Scotland’s national collection of art, the work of innovators, is a clear way to demonstrate a commitment to creativity that is visible to your clients, colleagues and the wider business community. Corporate membership is an annual commitment of support including a tailor-made package of benefits such as private tours, learning and development opportunities and behind-the-scenes access.

Our corporate support team are on hand to tailor a package of benefits best suited to your business needs and will work with you to get the most out of your membership. With a lively calendar of events and a range of unique opportunities for employees and clients, our corporate membership programme is designed with your company in mind. 

Get in touch to discuss corporate membership