The National Art Pass, a card that gets you cheap or free entry to museums and exhibitions has a 3-month trial offer on at the moment. The card is a standard offer from many venues across the UK, but if you’re unsure about whether the annual membership fee is going to be worth it, or simply can’t afford it at the moment, the three-month offer can be of use.

It costs £15 to buy the 3-month pass, and that gets you half price on many paid exhibitions as well as free or cheaper entry to many paid entry museums.

For example, the Art Pass gets you free entry into:

  • Charles Dickens Museum
  • Osterley Park and House
  • Keats House
  • Household Cavalry Museum

It also gets you discounted entry into paid exhibitions such as:

  • British Museum’s Feminine power, normally £22, just £8.50
  • V&A’s Beatrix Potter, normally £14, now £7
  • Design Museum’s Designing Football, normally £18.50, now £9.25

The three-month trial Art Pass can be bought from here.

Also, if you are aged under 30, then although the three-month trial costs £15, you could buy a whole year for £33.75 if you pay by direct debit.

There is also an offer for Students at a degree-granting university or college, who can buy an annual pass for just £5.

If you’re a member of the Picturehouse cinema chain, you also get 30% off the cost of the annual pass – from here.

The terms are that the trial National Art Pass will be valid for 3 calendar months from date of payment. The expiry date will be rounded up to the end of the month of expiry. Note that if you’ve had a trial or bought a National Art Pass in the past, you cannot take up this offer.


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One comment
  1. Renata says:

    I got the trial just before covid hit and could only use half of the three months (in a few outings it paid off though). As everything was closed I didn’t renew it and they kept sending me emails with 50% discount for the annual card. After a while I took the offer, which also paid off due to many exhibitions discounts and free entries. The next renewal though I ran out of offers and had to pay full price, so it’ll probably be my last term with them sadly…

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