Are all exhibitions free?
Yes. As a Member you can enjoy free entry to our exhibitions, and book your free tickets ahead of general release with advanced booking for Members only.
Do I need to book for exhibitions?
The Gallery operates a timed ticketing system for all visitors to exhibitions, so Members are advised to book and print out a ticket before entering the exhibition.
You can pre-book tickets in advance* without charge by logging in to your Membership account at nationalgallery.org.uk/membership using your email address and password and follow the links to tickets. Please don't forget to print out the ticket.
Alternatively you can ask for a printed ticket at the Gallery. Please speak to a member of our Visitor Engagement team, at the ticketing desk, when you arrive.
During our more popular exhibitions and at peak times, there are a limited number of tickets reserved as a priority for Members at the ticketing desk each day for each time slot. These are allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
Please note: During peak times and busy exhibitions, there will be high demand for Members' tickets and we will not be able to guarantee entry to all.
*If the exhibition is extremely popular Member tickets can be subject to availability
How do I pre-book exhibition tickets online?
You can pre-book tickets in advance without charge by logging in to your Membership account at nationalgallery.org.uk/membership using your email address and password and follow the links to tickets.
Select the date and time you wish to visit the exhibition and select Members' ticket type for £0.00 Add the tickets to the basket and follow the prompts to book your tickets.
You can choose to have the tickets emailed to you, please note you need to print the attachment at home or you can collect the tickets from the ticketing desk on the day of your visit to the Gallery.
How many times can I visit National Gallery exhibitions?
You may visit National Gallery exhibitions as many times as you like, provided there are tickets available.
Can I bring a guest with me to exhibitions?
If you have Member & Guest or Joint Member & Guest Membership, each cardholder may bring a guest to any of our exhibitions or Member events.
I have just joined as a Member and want to visit an exhibition today. Is my Membership valid straight away?
Yes. If you have purchased Membership either online or on site, you can start using your Membership straight away.
If you purchase Membership on site, you will be given a temporary Membership card which you can use to book a ticket.
If you join online, simply bring your Membership confirmation email with you to the Gallery and present this at the ticketing desk.
Can I take children into exhibitions with me?
Yes. Children under the age of 12 are able to see our exhibitions for free.
Members can book tickets for children at the same time as booking their exhibition tickets. There is a limit of two children per Member.
I need a carer to assist me. How do I book a carers' ticket for exhibitions?
All Members are able to bring a carer for free.
You can collect an additional ticket from the ticketing desk on the day of your visit to the Gallery or you can contact the Membership team in advance of your visit, who will book the ticket on your behalf.