Gift Membership

Photo of a group of people looking at a marble statue in a gallery room painted green and hung with gilt-framed paintings.
Image © National Gallery of Ireland. Photographer: Jack Caffrey, The Pimlico Project, 2018.Credit

Membership of the Friends is the perfect gift for loved ones, connecting them to culture, creativity, and a community of art lovers. Support the Gallery by giving the gift of membership.

How to buy gift membership

Purchase online

Simply purchase a gift-membership voucher online. You will receive a unique voucher code, via email, which you can then send to the gift recipient. The transaction takes place on our ticketing and membership website called Ticketsolve. You will be asked to create a new account, or log into your existing account, before you can complete your purchase.

Purchase in the Gallery

You can also buy a gift voucher in person at the Membership Desk in the Gallery’s Millennium Wing, opposite the Gallery Shop. This desk is open Monday–Saturday during Gallery opening hours (except bank holidays).

Purchase over the phone

Phone the Friends team at 01 661 9877 to order a gift membership.

Redeeming gift membership

The 12-month gift membership does not begin until the recipient activates it by using the voucher code. This means you can purchase the membership anytime, safe in the knowledge that the gift membership starts when the recipient chooses, not on the date of purchase! 

The membership voucher code is valid for up to five years. However, once the recipient uses the code to activate their membership, it is valid for one year from date of activation.

Photo of three women
Photo of a man and woman in a gallery room with gilt-framed paintings in the background.

Membership Benefits

  • Free unlimited entry to exhibitions (currently Giacometti: from Life)
  • Friends Fortnight: an annual two-week festival in February, celebrating our members, with exclusive daily events
  • Lectures and tours/events, including some virtual via ZOOM, sharing knowledge and behind-the-scenes stories about Gallery exhibitions and projects
  • Exclusive access to digital content, including an archive of videos and art-history talks and lecture series on YouTube
  • Weekly email newsletter sharing new events and Gallery news for Friends
  • 10% discount in the Gallery Shop with special promotions 
  • 10% discount in the Gallery Café
  • 20% discount on selected online events organised by the Education team
  • Early-bird booking for selected online events
  • Copy of each issue of The Gallery magazine

Contact us

If you have any questions about membership of the Friends of the National Gallery of Ireland contact the Friends team on +353 (0) 1 661 9877 or [email protected]

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