Join & support

The V&A is a charity and relies on your support. By supporting the V&A through Membership, patrons or Corporate Partnership programmes, donating towards our special projects or leaving a Legacy, or by making a gift towards our broad range of activities and capital campaigns, you are helping make the V&A a world-class centre of excellence in art and design. Support from members of the public, companies and charitable organisations helps us to build and refurbish galleries, curate world-class exhibitions, improve facilities, conserve and study the collection, buy objects and develop our learning and events programme.


Members enjoy unlimited free entry to all exhibitions at V&A venues; Members-only previews; use of the Members’ Room; a free subscription to the V&A Magazine; special events and more.

The V&A is a charity and relies on the generosity of supporters who share our passion for art and design. Your donations help make the work of the V&A possible, ensuring that the museum continues to enrich society and inspire future generations.

If you would like to discuss making a gift to the V&A, please email

Corporate partnerships

Corporate partners are vital to the V&A. We offer an exceptionally rich and varied range of tailored opportunities, including high-profile multi-year partnerships, sponsorship of our world-class exhibitions, and annual Corporate Membership.

Patrons' programmes

Patrons enjoy privileged behind-the-scenes tours with exclusive access to curators and museum experts, invitations to private views and much more while providing vital funding for projects and object acquisitions.

A gift in your Will

Legacy and in-memory gifts, large or small, continue to make a huge contribution to the life of the museum.

Photographs Acquisition Group

The V&A was the first museum to collect the art of photography and is world-renowned for its expertise in this field. The V&A Photographs Acquisition Group was founded to support the V&A’s photographic collections.


FuturePlan is an ambitious programme of development that is transforming the V&A. The best contemporary designers are creating exciting new galleries and visitor facilities, while revealing and restoring the beauty of the original building. FuturePlan is almost entirely funded by private donations and is succeeding thanks to the extraordinary commitment of our supporters.

International supporters

The V&A has a busy international programme with exhibitions and loans, cultural partnerships, academic exchanges, skills sharing and trading in many countries around the world. This work is underpinned by a network of international supporters and advocates, providing much needed funding and advice.