Friends and Patrons

Friends and Patrons enjoying a gallery event

Make more of art, from just £24 per year, join online now

Become a Friend or Patron of Manchester Art Gallery and you’ll never be stuck for something interesting to do – without it costing you a fortune.

As well as giving you access to a great range of benefits, your subscription will help to extend the power of art in Manchester.

Find out more about what your subscription will help us to achieve here.

Learn more about art:

  • Meet curators and artists
  • Go behind the scenes
  • Get to know new people
  • Enjoy trips and social events
  • Train as a volunteer

Choose the type of Friend you want to be

There are three different levels of Friendship and you can join as an individual or as a joint membership with someone living at the same address.


You don’t have to know a lot about art to enjoy being a Friend. Or you may have an interest you’d like to explore in a bit more depth. Friendship costs as little as the equivalent of £2 per month if you pay by Direct Debit.

Find out more about becoming a Friend.

Best Friend

As a Best Friend, you enjoy all the benefits of being a Friend, but with extras that take you closer to the heart of the gallery, such as handling sessions and a look at our conservation work.

Find out more about becoming a Best Friend.


Becoming a Patron of Manchester Art Gallery allows you to give significant support to the charity that supports the good work of the gallery. Being a Patron gives you a rewarding relationship with Manchester Art Gallery and our staff.

Find out more about becoming a Patron.

Any questions?

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us:
Tel: 0161 235 8814

Join online now

Friends looking at a painting
Purchase Manchester Art Gallery Friends membership online.

Corporate involvement

Curater talking to Corporate Members
Find out more about the benefits of a corporate partnership with us.