Manchester Art Gallery


Extend the power of art in Manchester, from just £24 per year

Become a Friend or Patron of Manchester Art Gallery and you’ll never be stuck for something interesting to do.

Edmund Blair Leighton, Adieu


From as little as £24 a year, you can benefit from:

  • Get closer to art at exhibition previews, curator and artist talks, exhibition and collection tours and special events
  • Take part in creative workshops
  • Receive a free Friends tote bag
  • Enjoy using our shop and cafe with a 10% Friends’ discount

Become a Friend online now.

Best Friends

All the benefits of a Friend, plus:

  • Invitations for ‘up close’ opportunities to see our conservation work in action and handle objects from our collections
  • Insight into contemporary art through events run by our specialist contemporary art curator

Become a Best Friend online now.


Payment options

You can also join our Friends scheme by cheque or Direct Debit. Paying by Direct Debit costs you less because it costs us less to administer. Your membership simply keeps going until you stop it, rather than us sending you renewal letters.

Direct Debit memberships start at £24 a year and for an extra £2 you can also recieve 10% discount in our shop and cafe all year round.

Please download and post your completed [download-attachment id=”9484″ title=”Friends application form”] to:

Friends and Events Coordinator
Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL

How your membership helps?

The success of Manchester Art Gallery has always depended on the support and patronage of its supporters. Becoming a Gallery Friend helps us continue to develop our learning and engagement programmes, look after our collection and fund exhibitions as one of the city’s oldest and greatest cultural institutions.

Any questions?

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us:
Tel: 0161 235 8873