Membership

Get more from the V&A by becoming a Member. Visit exhibitions for free and before they open to the public, and experience them again and again with unlimited access for a whole year.

Membership benefits include:

  • Free entry to all exhibitions – experience more with unlimited visits and no need to book. View all current and future exhibitions
  • Previews – be the first to see new exhibitions and galleries at exclusive previews
  • Members' Room – encounter a different perspective at the heart of the Museum
  • Events – enjoy priority booking for evening talks and access to specially curated Members-only events
  • V&A Magazine – discover more with your subscription delivered directly to your door three times a year
  • Updates – delve deeper and stay in the know with our quarterly newsletter and monthly emails
  • Family access – spark the imagination of the next generation with free access to exhibitions for up to four children (under-18)

You can buy Membership online by clicking on your preferred Membership type below or download our direct debit form.

Buy Membership

Buy Membership

Join today from just £70 a year and start experiencing the V&A as a Member straight away. With discounted rates for Under 26s, plus the option to add a guest or an extra card, you'll find the Membership that's perfect for you.

Renew Membership

Renew Membership

Renew your Membership today and enjoy another year of ground-breaking exhibitions and exclusive events at the world's leading museum of art and design. Upgrade to a Guest or Extra Card Membership and share your next year at the V&A with friends and family.

Gift Membership

Gift Membership

Unmissable exhibitions, exclusive access, unique events – the perfect present for any culture lover. Buy a Gift Membership today and treat them to a year of discovery and inspiration at the V&A.

Members' Room

Members' Room

Encounter a different perspective at the heart of your Museum. Make each visit unique to you – whether enjoying a cup of tea, lunch from our all-day menu or dinner and a cocktail on a Friday evening.

With a characteristic V&A mix of heritage, modernity and design ingenuity, the Members' Room, designed by architects Carmody Groarke, transforms a magnificent top-lit gallery on the top floor of Aston Webb's Grade 1 Listed 1909 wing into a beautiful dedicated space for our Members. Sample our exclusive all-day menu while enjoying striking views of the Sackler Courtyard and Henry Cole building. Chat about an exhibition over drinks or discover something new from our selection of publications.

Events

Events

Enjoy priority booking for evening talks by leaders from across the creative world. Celebrate our experts, the collections and the building itself with other like-minded Members with access to exclusive Members-only tours, curator talks and special out-of-hour events.

Advisory Group

Advisory Group

Chaired by the Museum's Head of Membership, the Membership Advisory Group (MAG) represent the interests of Members and provide a forum for discussion. The group is consultative rather than decision making and meet each year in October, February, April and July. Meetings provide a forum for discussion and clear channel of communication back to the V&A, a consultation group when deciding terms and benefits offered to V&A Members, and a chance for the Museum to hear Members' views regarding areas of support and other matters. To propose a topic or a question for discussion at one of the meetings contact us at membership@vam.ac.uk with 'MAG' in the subject field.

Your support

Your support

Every Membership supports the V&A and helps us to keep our galleries and collections free for all visitors. In recent years, with the support of our Members, we have been able to acquire new works for display, improve our facilities and build fantastic new spaces such as the magnificent V&A Exhibition Road Quarter.

In Autumn 2018, the V&A is launching a new Photography Centre. Help us to complete this historic development by donating to our current appeal.

Contact us

Contact us

Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 2271 (lines open daily 9.30 – 17.00)
Email: membership@vam.ac.uk

Write to us
V&A Membership Office | Victoria and Albert Museum | South Kensington, London | SW7 2RL

In the Museum
There are Membership Desks in the Grand Entrance, the Members' Reception Area and the Members' Room. You can also buy or renew a Membership at the Ticket Desk or in any of our shops.