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The National Art Pass

Enjoy Art more with the National Art Pass

By Joshua Neil

What if we said there was a way to gain free entry to over 200 museums, galleries and historic properties? What about half-price entry to major exhibitions and special Art Fund events such as lectures and private views, as well as an exclusive art magazine dedicated to culture in the capital? For those living in London- one of the greatest capitals of culture in the world, and a source of infinite interest contained in hundreds of museums and properties across the city- the offer sounds almost too good to be true. But, with a National Art Pass from, it is very real, and every bit as good as it sounds.

What is the National Art Pass?

A creation of the Art Fund, a national charity to raise money for art everywhere, the Art Pass gives you free access to some of the best museums in the capital, such as the Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Dulwich Picture Gallery, and Kensington Palace, as well as many others in and around London.

Beyond even this, National Art Pass users have half price access to such wonderful (and normally expensive) locations as the British Museum, the British Library, the Museum of London and the National Portrait Gallery- absolutely the most fantastic places to visit if you care at all about art.

Enjoy Art Even More with the Art Pass

See wonders like the British Museum-

Plus, members can sleep happier knowing that they are supporting art and places of historic interest around London, and doing their bit to keep culture alive in the city they live in.

How Much Is It?

Annual membership is typically £60 a year (£90 for a pair), or £45 (£67.50 for a pair) when paying by direct debit, and this goes down to a mere £29 for under-26s. Considering the amount gained from such a card, this is a great way to save money while indulging your creative side, and taking in the culture of one of the most beautiful cities in the world. For more information, or to register for an art pass and begin to save money today, visit, or find up-to-date information on their Twitter at @artfund.

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