Get free or discounted entry to more than 900 museums and galleries
Geraldine Kendal Adams, 17.01.2019
Find out where your MA membership card can take you
Becoming an individual member of the Museums Association (MA) gets you free or discounted entry to more than 900 museums, galleries and heritage sites across the UK.
Your membership card gives you the opportunity to visit a huge range of venues, from large national institutions to smaller independent and regional museums and galleries. Depending on the venue, the card covers some or all of the cost of overall admission and/or paying exhibitions.
In Scotland, the National Museum of Scotland, the National Galleries of Scotland and the Museum of Edinburgh are among the many institutions involved in the scheme.
Museums in Northern Ireland to offer benefits to MA members include Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Armagh Country Museum or Ulster Museum in Belfast.
Cardiff Castle is one of numerous sites in Wales to offer free entry. The People’s History Museum in Manchester, and Beamish: The Living Museum of the North in Durham are also involved in our scheme.
There are hundreds of institutions in London that offer benefits to MA members, including Tate’s two sites, HM Tower of London, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Imperial War Museum.
Or you could take a trip to see the Roman Baths Museum in Bath or Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon.
New venues are added to the scheme all the time, with the John Hansard Gallery in Southampton becoming the latest institution to get involved.
Sophie Lawson, the MA’s membership officer, said: “This year, MA members ranked the members free entry as their most valued benefit. It’s easy to see why with more than 900 museums and galleries offering free and discounted entry to members across the UK.
“With a range of museums and galleries involved, from larger national museums to small independent and regional museums, the range of exhibitions members can enjoy is vast. The MA free entry card is a great way to immerse yourself in the UK’s culture and heritage and save some money at the same time.”