Anthony Gormley, Filter, 2002

Become a Friend of Manchester Art Gallery for just £36 and receive a whole host of benefits

Be the first to hear about special events, get priority booking for previews and get exclusive access to the regular online and in person events.

You will also receive 10% discount in our shop and café, so you can enjoy a cake with a new book for less! Every purchase you make will ensure that the gallery remains free for future generations.

And your friendship means more than that.

Our Friends’ support us to bring exceptional exhibitions to local people and help the busy and dedicated work of our back of house team.

Thanks to your generosity we can assist and encourage our littlest visitors to achieve their potential with projects and workshops.

We’ll grow with a little help from our Friends too. At Manchester Art Gallery we are constantly striving to work more closely with local people from all parts of the community, and you help us do that.

Join in the gallery shop or on our website and let’s be Friends!

You can’t put a price on friendship, of course, but ours is just £36.

Thank you for giving back!

Treat someone to the gift of Friendship and make their year one to remember

Our new Friends membership gift boxes are full of gallery goodies to unwrap, and includes priority booking for previews; exclusive access to online and in person events; and an all year round 10% discount in our shop and café, so they can treat you back too!

Boxes begin at £40 for an individual gift membership, and there are a range of options and memberships available.

Luxe Joint Friends gift box - Christmas example box with contents, membership, branded notepads and pens, postcards and a gallery tea towel

Join Manchester Art Gallery Friends and support your gallery

Friends FAQs

Can I give more than £36 per year?

Yes, you can give as much as you like. A year’s membership starts at £36, but you can also become a Best Friend, or even a Patron, and add as much as you like to your memberships as an additional donation.

Can Friends Get Involved in Volunteering?

We couldn’t do what we do at the gallery without volunteers. Whether delivering guided Friends tours of our collections and exhibitions; supporting, and taking part in, our popular online talks; or assisting other gallery departments, our volunteers help the gallery on a daily basis.

Let’s Be Friends

Stay in touch—follow us on Twitter,  Facebook and Instagram

If you have any further questions about membership please email our Friends Coordinator at [email protected]