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Museum Friends

Museum Friends

Join Museum Friends

Love the National Museum? Join Museum Friends and show your support for our collection and exhibitions. Full from $45 | Essentials $30

To join Museum Friends please create an account. To renew membership or update your details just login to your account.

Member benefits

100 Objects free exhibition ticket

One free ticket to A History of the World in 100 Objects for new and renewing members (Full)A man and woman

Shop and Cafe discounts

20% at our Cafe, 10% at our Shop and invites to exclusive shopping events (Full, Essentials)

Enjoy exclusive events

Behind the scenes tours and new exhibitions first! (Full) Check out our upcoming events

Relax in our Friends Lounge

Free wi-fi and refreshments in our lakeside lounge (Full, Essentials)

Family fun with Mkids

Free or discounted entry to exhibitions and school holiday activities for kids on your membership (Full)


Join the conversation

The Museum magazine subscription, email updates on events and special offers (Full, Essentials)

Interstate discounts

Reciprocal discounts and benefits at other Australian museums and galleries (Full, Essentials)Join Museum Friends

Membership categories

Full – add your family and friends!

Take advantage of all of our member benefits. Include up to nine people as you build your own membership group.

Cost: $45 plus $15 per extra adult and $5 per extra child (5–16 years only, under-5s free)

Mkids – for children 5 to 12

Exclusively for children of Full members, with free entry to exhibitions and school holiday activities, competitions and giveaways and other cool stuff.

Cost: $5

Note: memberships are paid annually

Essentials for individuals 

Designed for Friends who spend less time at the Museum but want to support us and take advantage of our key member benefits.

Cost: $30

Full gift membership

Are you searching for a unique gift for a special occasion? Share our passion for history and heritage with a Museum Friends gift membership, with all the benefits of a Full membership.

Cost: $45 individual, $60 double

Buy your gift now

See all benefits

Compare Full and Essentials packages and see a full list of reciprocal benefits at other museums and galleries

Membership benefits

1 free ticket to A History of the World in 100 Objects for new and renewing membersY 
Mkids membership add-on (5 to 12 yrs)Y 
Discounted entry to major exhibitionsY 
Exclusive Friends-only eventsY 
Additional discounts to Museum Friends events for concession card holdersY 
Exclusive previews and behind-the-scenes tours of major exhibitionsY 
Children under 16 free and discounted entry to exhibitions and school holiday activitiesY 
10% discount at the Museum Shop and 20% discount at the Museum CafeY 
2 for 1 entry ticket to one paid exhibition Y
Subscription to The Museum magazine (one magazine per membership)YY
Access to the Friends lakeside loungeYY
Access to the Museum’s libraryYY
Regular Friends updates and special offersYY
Reciprocal benefits at other museums and galleries YY

Reciprocal benefits

Australian Museum

  • Free general admission for Museum Friends who live outside NSW
  • 10% off at the shop and rooftop cafe
  • Use of the Members Lounge

Australian National Maritime Museum

  • Discounted entry to navy vessels
  • Access to members lounge

Art Gallery of Western Australia

  • Access to Friends Lounge

Museum of Tropical Queensland

  • 10% off on general entry
  • 10% off at museum shop

Museum Victoria

Free general admission for Museum Friends residing outside Victoria to:

  • Museum Victoria
  • Melbourne Museum
  • Immigration Museum
  • Scienceworks (excluding touring exhibitions)
  • Lightning Room
  • IMAX Melbourne
  • Royal Exhibition Building events
  • Melbourne Planetarium

National Gallery of Victoria

  • Generous discounts to special exhibitions including blockbusters 
  • 10% off on merchandise on NGV Shop

Powerhouse Museum

  • Free general admission
  • Access to the Powerhouse Members’ Lounge

Museum Friends

Contact us

Museum FriendsPhone +61 2 6208 5048

Phone +61 2 6208 5021

Phone +61 2 6208 5108  |  Phone +61 2 6208 5141

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