- What is the National Art Pass?
- Where can I use my National Art Pass?
- Which type of National Art Pass is best for me?
- I have lost my National Art Pass, what shall I do?
- Can I lend my National Art Pass to a friend or relative?
- I've just joined, when will I receive my National Art Pass?
- Can I make use of my membership straight away?
- Why do you ask for a Gift Aid declaration?
- Are there any terms and conditions of membership?
The National Art Pass is issued to Art Fund members. It is your passport to art, giving free entry to over 200 museums, galleries, historic houses and castles across the UK, and up to 50% off major exhibitions. The National Art Pass helps raise millions of pounds every year to help the Art Fund buy great art for public collections.
You can buy, renew or gift a National Art Pass online.
You can get into over 200 museums, galleries and historic properties for free, as well as discounted entry to must-see exhibitions across the UK. You can see a full list of all these venues and discounts on the National Art Pass page, in our what to see section or by searching the Art map.
When you buy a National Art Pass you will be sent a Guide which includes full listings and maps showing you where to use your card. Download our free Art Guide app for Android and iPhone to search for great exhibitions, museums and galleries when you're out and about.
There are four types of annual National Art Pass, which can be bought for yourself or given as a gift.
A Single gives an annual card, Double is ideal for two art lovers living at the same address: it includes named cards for two adults. Family also includes two cards, each admitting the named cardholder and children or grandchildren under 16 in the family. One card is included for Under 26 and the member must be under 26 at time of purchase. Single and Double Life membership are also available.
Please contact Supporter Services who will be happy to send a replacement card free of charge. Any subsequent replacement cards will incur a small administration fee.
No, your National Art Pass is your card and is non transferable.
Please allow ten working days for your welcome pack and National Art Pass(es) to arrive. Delivery is by Royal Mail. If you have any queries regarding the status of your membership or if our pack has not arrived after ten working days, please contact our Supporter Services team quoting your order reference.
We do offer an Express delivery service which costs £6.95.
Your National Art Pass is your membership card, so you will need to wait until you receive it.
If would like to know your membership number in advance, please contact Supporter Services. Museums and galleries may allow you to book tickets if you quote your membership number before you receive your card, however this is at their own discretion. We cannot guarantee you free and discounted entry during this time.
The Art Fund is a charity. Gift Aid is a government scheme where charities can reclaim money on your contribution from the HM Revenue & Customs.
If you are a UK taxpayer and you choose to Gift Aid your subscriptions and donations, for every pound that you have given, we will receive an additional 25p at no extra cost to you. When you buy your National Art Pass, all you have to do is to confirm that you want to take part or call Supporter Services on 0844 415 4100 to make your Gift Aid declaration.
We cannot claim Gift Aid on Life National Art Passes or membership given as a gift.
Yes, please visit our main Terms and Conditions page to view them.