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ICOM UK is the museum association dedicated to the international work of British museums

Where can I use my ICOM card in the UK?

The ICOM card is just one of the many benefits you receive from your professional membership of ICOM.  You can use your ICOM card for discounted or free entry at many museums across the world as well as in the UK.

Acceptance of the ICOM card is discretionary.  If you plan to visit a specific museum or exhibition in the UK or abroad (especially popular museums and blockbuster exhibitions), we always recommend you contact the museum ahead of your visit to check if the ICOM card is accepted and if there is a booking procedure.  This is especially important during the current COVID-19 pandemic and as museums in the UK and around the world begin to reopen.  Capacity will be limited for museum and exhibition entry for a period of time.  Click on the name of each museum or gallery to visit their website.

This is a difficult time for museums so we ask for your patience and understanding if museums need to make temporary changes, or temporarily suspend, acceptance of the ICOM card.  Museums are not taking such decisions lightly.  We are keeping in touch with all of our members about this – museums who offer free/discounted entry and sector professionals who use the card.

Please note this is not a complete or exhaustive list.  We thank our members for helping us to create and maintain this list.  Please contact us at uk.icom.museum@gmail.com if you become aware of any changes or additions to this list.

 

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

Free entry to temporary exhibitions

 

Axminster Heritage Centre

Free entry to paid sites

 

Barbican Art Gallery

Free entry to temporary exhibitions

 

British Museum

Free entry to exhibitions temporarily suspended until 1 October 2020

 

Charles Dickens Museum

Free entry to paid sites / temporary exhibitions

 

The Courtauld Institute of Art

Free entry to paid sites

 

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Free entry to paid sites / temporary exhibitions

 

The Freud Museum London

Free entry to paid sites

 

Glasgow Museums

Free entry to paid sites / temporary exhibitions

 

Guildhall Art Gallery

Free entry to temporary exhibitions

 

Hayward Gallery

Free entry to temporary exhibitions

 

The Hepworth Wakefield

Free entry to paid sites / temporary exhibitions

 

Imperial War Museums

Free entry to temporary exhibitions

 

The National Gallery

Free entry to exhibitions temporarily suspended until 1 October 2020

 

National Museums Liverpool

Free entry to temporary exhibitions

 

National Museums Northern Ireland

Free entry to paid sites / temporary exhibitions

 

National Museums Scotland

Free entry to temporary exhibitions

 

National Portrait Gallery

Free entry to temporary exhibitions

 

Natural History Museum

Free entry to exhibitions temporarily suspended until 1 October 2020

 

Old Royal Naval College

Free entry to paid sites

 

The Photographer’s Gallery

Free entry to paid sites / temporary exhibitions

 

Royal Academy of Arts

Free entry to temporary exhibitions

 

Royal Museums Greenwich

Free entry to temporary exhibitions

 

Science Museum Group

Free entry to exhibitions temporarily suspended until 1 October 2020

 

St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery

Free entry to paid sites / temporary exhibitions

 

Tate

Free entry to exhibitions temporarily suspended until 1 October 2020

 

Victoria & Albert Museum

Free entry to exhibitions temporarily suspended until 1 October 2020

 

Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village

Free entry to paid sites

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