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The RA Shop online is now open, and you can shop an edit of our collections at the RA Shops at Burlington House and Burlington Gardens, with a free ticket.

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Standard Friends Membership

By becoming a Friend, you will support the RA’s future and enjoy free access to our world-class exhibitions all year round.

Please note: Friends and supporters receive priority access to all exhibitions, but due to social distancing, capacity in our galleries is greatly reduced and sadly we can’t guarantee access if time slots are fully booked.

Friends membership is the perfect gift for any art lover. All our memberships come in a beautiful, limited edition gift box designed by Rebecca Salter PRA.

Each pack has everything you’ll need to get started, including a welcome card with space to personalise your message, a membership card, welcome brochure explaining all the benefits, a handy what’s on guide for Friends and a limited edition postcard. The membership card will be posted out after the Friends membership has been activated.

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Delivery & returns information

Service Update (updated 19 March 2020)

We want to make sure your order reaches you as safely as possible. Therefore, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, all orders will be dispatched once the RA has reopened. We will be in touch once the RA has reopened and once your order has been dispatched. 

During this period our Returns Policy will be extended. For any order queries, please Contact Us

Free UK delivery on orders £50 and over

International delivery is based on weight and delivery country, and will be calculated at Checkout

Our small team are working as quickly and safely as possible to prepare and send online orders.

Please expect delays to our service and thanks in advance for your patience. For more information on delivery times and terms, please click here.

Enjoy free shipping on orders above £50. £5.95 P&P for orders below £50. International delivery will be calculated at Checkout. We have temporarily stopped shipping to EEA countries. The RA is temporarily closed, collection is not available at this time.

Updated 19 May 2020

We are delivering! Enjoy free shipping on orders above £50. £5.95 P&P for orders below £50. International delivery will be calculated at Checkout. The Royal Academy is temporarily closed, Collection is not available at this time.

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More reasons to join the RA

★ Bring a family member and up to four children under 16 to all exhibitions.

★ Beat the crowds at Friends-only viewing hours.

★ Enjoy Friends preview days for all major exhibitions.

★ Relax in the cafés and hidden garden of the Keeper’s House.

★ Delve deeper with RA magazine four times a year.

★ Splurge at the RA Shop with an extra 10% off instore and online.*

*Some exclusions apply, see terms and conditions.

To activate your Friends membership please call the Friends team on 0207 300 8090 or visit the Friends information desk at the Royal Academy. You will be asked to quote your unique reference number included in the welcome pack.

Please note, all memberships require activation within 6 months of purchase and are non-refundable. Membership package image for representation purposes only.