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George Beaumont Group and George Beaumont Circle

Our family of Patrons give valuable support to the Gallery, whilst enjoying year-round access through exclusive events programmes.

About us

The George Beaumont Group, created in 1994, and the George Beaumont Circle, created in 2015, are a dedicated group of art enthusiasts, who through annual patrons fees provide valuable support to the National Gallery, whilst enjoying a close connection to the Gallery and its world leading curators and conservators, through a year round programme of events.

We are incredibly grateful for the loyalty, friendship and support provided by all our Patrons, who are an important part of the National Gallery family.


Contact us

To find out more about joining the George Beaumont Group or George Beaumont Circle, please contact our Head of Patrons, Natasha Halford, at:

Telephone: 07554 157606

The George Beaumont Circle

The George Beaumont Circle

£10,000 per year (benefits £900 inc. VAT, suggested donation £9,100)

The George Beaumont Circle is our highest tier of Patrons, who alongside experiencing a year round programme of events with the George Beaumont Group (see details below), enjoy a number of more intimate events, which include a private collection visit, a second study trip abroad (at an additional cost), an annual George Beaumont Circle dinner and an invitation to an overnight visit or private view in a European city.

The George Beaumont Group

The George Beaumont Group

£3,600 per year (benefits £700 inc. VAT, suggested donation £2,900)

Throughout the year, the George Beaumont Group have access to private events, including exhibition openings, The Director’s Dinner (an annual black tie dinner), Open House (an annual event where patrons and their friends enjoy talks by National Gallery curators), curator-led exhibition tours, and an annual study trip to a European city with the Gallery’s Director and senior curators. Invitations are for a double membership, or for a member and a guest.

Our history

Image: John Hoppner, 'Sir George Beaumont' 1803 (detail) © The National Gallery, London

The George Beaumont Group and Circle are named after Sir George Beaumont, who in 1826 helped to create the National Gallery by giving his collection of great master paintings to the nation.

The George Beaumont Group and George Beaumont Circle are part of this legacy, and their support and donations enable the Gallery to continue to care for its outstanding collection and preserve it for this and future generations, as well as fund new acquisitions and curatorial positions, and support our thriving exhibitions programme.

How your support helps