Want to learn more about art and history, discover the Hermitage and enjoy exclusive private tours of some of the best exhibitions in London? Then join the Hermitage UK Friends.

Membership gives access to a programme of activities (mainly in London) that includes talks, seminars, international tours and a range of social events that bring together all those with a passion for the Hermitage. Being a member of the Hermitage UK Friends automatically gives Friends membership in St Petersburg - allowing each member free entry to all the Hermitage Museum's collections. And don't forget that annual Hermitage reception hosted by the Russian Embassy.

See some of the things we did in 2017.

See some of the things we did in 2016.

See some of the things we did in 2015.

See some of the things we did in 2014.

So join us now!

Contact us by phone, email or post:
5a Bloomsbury Square
London WC1A 2TA
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7404 7780
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London Friends are offered

  • Private views to some of the most popular exhibitions in London, visits to artists' studios, previews of contemporary shows, book launches and lectures
  • Invitation to the Hermitage Museum's annual birthday celebrations (7-9 December) in St Petersburg, including openings of several exhibitions
  • Updates about events at the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg
  • Invitation to two openings a year at the Hermitage Amsterdam
  • Invitation to the annual reception at the Russian Embassy, London
  • Membership card allowing free entry to the Hermitage Museum collections





  • All of the above   PLUS
  • Priority bookings for all events
  • Invitations to the Russian Ambassador’s exclusive summer party in London
  • Opportunities to join tours to view Hermitage exhibitions abroad
  • Patrons may request special viewings of Hermitage treasures in any field (exhibited or in storage), escorted by relevant specialist curators




  • All of the above   PLUS
  • Two tickets for either of our gala evenings each year – London in the spring and at the Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, in June
  • Publicity on our website and name or page in gala brochure, depending on the level of sponsorship

Join us now