9 Reasons To Get Your National Art Pass Now

By Sponsor Last edited 35 months ago
9 Reasons To Get Your National Art Pass Now

This is a sponsored article on behalf of the Art Fund.

Get free entry to the Courtauld with your National Art Pass.

Love culture? Then get your mitts on a National Art Pass.

Giving you discounted entry to 64 galleries, museums and historic houses in London alone — plus free entry to more than 225 sites across the UK — this is THE art membership card to own.

The pass costs £62 annually and just £46.50 if you pay by Direct Debit. Get your National Art Pass today and enjoy a further £5 off by quoting the code SAVEFIVE.*

If this isn't enough reason to get a National Art Pass, we've listed nine more here:

1. Get half-price tickets for blockbuster exhibitions

Flash your National Art Pass for 50% off major shows at London's finest institutions. Sunken Cities: Egypt's Lost Worlds at the British Museum, Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture at Tate Modern, Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art at the National Gallery — see them all and many more for half price.

2. Discover London's other museums completely free

It's not all about the big'uns — London's smaller museums are also world-class. The Courtauld boats more modern masterpieces than many national collections; renowned Londoners Keats, Dickens and Handel each have dedicated museums; and we have fabulous spots devoted to everything from fans to gardens, cartoons to sewers. See them all completely free with your National Art Pass.

3. Visit major tourist attractions for less

It may be called the National Art Pass but it's about more than just art. Get 50% off entry to major historical attractions such as the Cutty Sark and the Churchill War Rooms, saving serious bucks.

Visit the Cutty Sark half-price with your National Art Pass.

4. Check out swanky stately homes, palaces and gardens

Beautiful properties aren't only to be found in the countryside. There's a host of stately homes and gorgeous gardens within the M25 — the Palladian Chiswick House, William Morris's Red House, the art deco Eltham Palace and Queen Victoria's childhood home, Kensington Palace. See them all completely free with your National Art Pass.

5. Get discounts at museum shops and cafés

Looking round exhibitions is hungry work, so a tasty 20% discount on your dinner at the Wallace Collection (which you get with your National Art Pass) is a welcome bonus. There are also discounts to be had in the museum shops that so tempt us all with their gorgeous wares.

6. Attend Art Fund talks and tours

Art Fund volunteers across the capital unlock secret places, share their expert insights and host one-off happenings so you can get even more out of your Art Fund membership. Tour private buildings with priceless collections, listen to art historians explaining the works you love and meet other art lovers at these events.

Get 20% off your dinner bill at the Wallace Collection restaurant with your National Art Pass.

7. Have a free beautiful art magazine delivered to your door

When Art Quarterly lands on our front door mat we immediately curl up on the sofa and dig in. With insightful essays on the latest exhibitions, detailed listings of what's on and beautiful full-colour pictures to gawp at, this is one heck of a free magazine for National Art Pass subscribers.

8. Download the handy Art Guide app to see what's nearby

At a loss in a new area or planning a trip? Check the Art Guide app for what's nearby, within 5, 10, 20 or 30 miles. Read about a bunch of great exhibitions on Londonist or in Art Quarterly and want to remember to check them out? Open up the app and add them to your wish list. Or just browse the listings for inspiration. This is one handy little app and it's free to download now.

9. Support the Art Fund's mission of making art for everyone

Every time a private buyer gets hold of a painting or sculpture, a piece of our heritage is lost to the public. The Art Fund is a charity that helps museums and galleries throughout the UK to acquire fascinating, beautiful and important objects for everyone to enjoy.  Your annual subscription contributes to these vital funds, so you can feel that warm glow every time you use your National Art Pass.

Buy your National Art Pass today and enjoy £5 off by quoting the code SAVEFIVE.*

Want more? Discover more museums, galleries and historical houses on the Art Fund website. Keep up to date with Art Fund on Twitter and Facebook.

*T&Cs: Offer ends midnight 31 May 2016, only available when buying a National Art Pass with Direct Debit.

Last Updated 02 March 2016