An Ashmolean Membership is the perfect gift for art and history lovers. This Christmas, treat your friends and family to a year of exciting discoveries, learning and inspiration.

They'll enjoy closer access to our collections through unlimited, free exhibition entry, priority booking, exclusive previews and events, our Members Magazine, and many other benefits and discounts.

Christmas delivery times

Gift membership card for Christmas

Buying someone a Gift Membership for Christmas? Order by end of 11 December 2022 for pre-Christmas delivery of our posted Gift Membership Pack. 

After the last posting day, you can still buy a Gift Membership as a virtual Christmas present.

Find out more below





 Unlimited FREE Exhibition Entry

 Exclusive Members-Only Preview Days

 Priority Booking Period for Exhibitions

 Members-Only Events

 Shop, Café and Restaurant Discounts

 Ashmolean Members' Magazine posted to you twice a year

 A special Members' Week each year, with exclusive gifts, offers, discounts and events just for Members



Members enjoy priority booking, unlimited exhibition entry, and exclusive Members-only preview days.


What you will receive

Once you have bought your gift membership online, you will be sent a gift membership code by email, which you can pass on to the recipient of your gift. This code will be needed to activate the membership.

A physical Gift Membership Pack will also be posted to you within 2 working days which will include a beautiful welcome card, outlining our membership benefits, as well as the same gift membership code sent to you by email.

Activating your gift membership

You can activate your gift membership at any time within 12 months of purchase date (as printed on the gift card) by contacting the Membership Office on 01865 278 016 or by emailing 

Does the membership start right away?

No, the membership can be activated to start any time within 12 months of the initial purchase. It will not start automatically on the day it is bought.

Can I buy gift memberships at the Museum?

Yes! Gift Memberships can also be purchased in person from the Museum shops, or by calling the Membership Office on 01865 278 016 (Mon–Fri 9am–5pm).

Can I buy a gift membership by Direct Debit?

Gift Memberships cannot currently be paid for by Direct Debit, and we are not able to claim Gift Aid on any Gift Membership purchases.