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Join the Family

The Sainsbury Centre family is fantastically diverse. Among its thousands of members, there are ancient Greek goddesses, African kings, Chinese dancers and a Peruvian llama. There are portraits by Bacon, sculptures by Moore and Giacometti, ceramics by Coper and Rie, and a nude by Picasso. There are stunning collections of world art, ceramics, abstract painting, art nouveau, and abstract and constructivist art and design. There are world-class curators, expert conservators, hugely talented educators and leading art historians.

Whether you are working or retired, young or mature, joining the Sainsbury Centre family will bring new inspiration, fulfilment and fun into your life.

The Benefits

A Member costs - £45 per annum single adult, £65 adult plus guest, £85 Family (2 adults + up to 4 family members under-18)

Benefits include:

  • Free unlimited entry to all exhibitions
  • 10% discount in the Gallery Shop*
  • Members' events
  • Regular newsletters

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To join the Sainsbury Centre Family and pay by Direct Debit or cheque, download and complete this application form>

We look forward to welcoming you!


Student members

Come and find out more about what the Sainsbury Centre has to offer, visit the iconic building, see temporary exhibitions and attend special events as part of our FREE student membership scheme for UEA and NUA students .

Your free membership includes:

  • Free, unlimited entry to all temporary exhibitions
  • 10% discount in the Gallery Shop*
  • Regular newsletters and Members’ Events, including a special student night
  • Join at any time in the year

To join simply ask for more details at Gallery Reception

*Certain items excluded. Open to year 1, 2, 3, MA or PhD UEA or NUA students. The membership lasts for one year. All communication will be digital. Please update us if you change your email address. To gain free entry to the temporary exhibitions you must show your valid Student ID card with your Student Membership card. Not transferable. The offer may be withdrawn at any time. 

School Friends

School friends, schools and institutions can enjoy the following benefits:

  • Discounts on studio workshops, group admissions to special exhibitions and resource packs
  • 3 free places on all INSET evenings
  • 3 invites to selected exhibition openings
  • Access to the education resource area
  • Free posters

Download this application form to become a School Friend