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Friends of the Russell-Cotes

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Friends of the Russell-Cotes

Your generous contribution will help preserve and maintain the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum for years to come.

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Become our friend today

Do you love the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum? Do you linger in the quirky historic rooms wanting to know more about some of the artefacts, or wish to hear about our upcoming temporary exhibitions and events before anyone else?

Friends Membership benefits:

  • Unlimited access to the Russell Cotes Art Gallery & Museum for 12 months during our regular daytime opening hours
  • Free entry to our changing exhibitions
  • Exclusive Friends events and opportunities
  • Discounted or free tickets for some events, talks and tours
  • Bi-monthly Friends newsletter and access to online Friends Zone 
  • Invitation to selected Private Views

If you are a Friend, but are not sure you are receiving your bi-monthly newsletter with information about how to access the Friends Zone, please email eliza.robinson@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

We offer a range of different types of friend memberships including:

Friend £36 (one adult member) 

Joint Friend £56 (two adults at the same address) 

*NEW* Friend + One Guest £64 (one adult member plus one guest) 

Share your visit with one guest of your choosing every time!

Family Friend £74 (two adults plus children at the same address) 

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How does my Friends Membership support the Russell-Cotes?

Becoming a Friend of the Russell-Cotes means more than just free entry every time you visit. You are also helping us to care for our unique building and collection for everyone to enjoy for years to come.

We want to build on the relationships we have with our loyal visitors, allowing you to engage more with the house and its collections, and to let us know what you want to see from your cultural heritage. With just a little financial support, we are able to care for the collections, improve interpretation, and deliver stunning exhibitions and other public programmes.

Above all, you will be able to enjoy the knowledge that your contribution is helping to maintain and display the house and its collections as Merton and Annie Russell-Cotes intended.

Be the first to hear what’s happening at the Russell-Cotes

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Friends Gift Voucher

Gift Vouchers for Friends memberships make wonderful presents for your heritage-loving friends and family.

If you would like to give the gift of a Friends membership you can purchase a gift voucher online.

Purchase Gift Voucher

Please be aware that there will be times when the museum has to close for essential conservation or building works. This is a normal part of museum practice and no compensation is guaranteed for Friends Memberships. Please check our Forthcoming Closures information for details of planned closures.

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