Become a Friend

Love Glass? Become A Friend of National Glass Centre from as little as £20 per year.

The Friends of National Glass Centre brings together people who wish to support its activities and share a keen interest and appreciation of the arts. Support is provided in a variety of ways: through volunteer work, fundraising activities, feedback, events organisation, subscription fees and most importantly, via enthusiasm for National Glass Centre.


  • Personal invitations to exhibition previews
  • 15% Discount in National Glass Centre Shop*
  • 10% Discount on food and beverage (excluding alcohol) purchases in National Glass Centre Brasserie*
  • 10% Discount on family workshops and one-off adult workshops/courses and classes (Hot Glass Studio experiences not included)*
  • Postal delivery of our quarterly What’s On guide
  • Invitations to special Friends Social Events: including coffee mornings, artists’ talks, late night shopping, lectures, tours and fundraising events
  • Assist National Glass Centre in evaluation e.g. conducting questionnaires and taking part in mystery shopper activities
  • The opportunity to become a National Glass Centre volunteer
    (*Discount only applied with optional £5 additional payment)

(†Discount applied to card holder food and beverages purchases only. Daily until 5pm)


Choose from a range of friends memberships:

  • Individual membership from £20 per year (add £5 for discount entitlement)
  • Joint membership from £35 per year (add £5 for discount entitlement)
  • Concessionary membership, students, pensioners, unwaged, from £15 per year (add £5 for discount entitlement)
  • Student (Glass and Ceramics only) FREE


To Join

Call our Visitor Services team on 0191 515 5555 (option 9)
Email [email protected]
Ask a member of our team at the Visitor Services desk