The Friends of Bristol Art Gallery were established in 1947 and have been supporting Bristol Art Gallery with funding assistance for purchases, exhibitions and gallery refurbishments every year since we were first founded.

Our members enjoy exclusive access to a wide variety of activities including day trips to other galleries and historic houses, residential trips in the UK and abroad, small personal tours of Bristol based exhibitions, archives and stores led by the curators, a superb annual lecture series, 10% discount in the museum cafe and shop, and discounted entry into paid entry exhibitions. Members also receive a quarterly, award winning magazine which they are welcome to contribute to, and enjoy meeting and socialising with like minded people.

Please note: The Friends is a charity whose purpose is to support Bristol Art Gallery. The Friends are independent from the Art Gallery, and do not own or have access to any exhibits or archives. For information about items that may be on display or in store at BMAG, please contact BMAG directly HERE.