Become a Member

Become a Member

The Box Membership scheme is an excellent way to show your support and to benefit from exclusive offers such as early access to tickets.

You can book tickets for general admission or for general admission with additional access to our Mayflower exhibition. You will need to log in to access your member booking privileges. Please visit our Plan Your Visit page for more details.

Become a member

Now available to buy online

Individual Membership £25 annually (1 adult and up to 3 children under 18)
Household Membership £45 annually (2 adults and up to 3 children under 18)

Our Members are our biggest supporters. Make the most of this beautiful facility, whilst benefitting from free entry and early access to our impressive public programme.

Membership benefits include:

  • Unlimited free entry to chargeable exhibitions at The Box
  • Concessionary entry to Elizabethan House (reopening on 20 July)
  • Unlimited free entry to Smeaton’s Tower (reopening on 3 August)
  • Early bird access to many bookable events
  • Invitations to special events and previews
  • Exclusive offers and privileged access opportunities


When and how can I become a Member?

The Box Membership is now available to buy online.

If you are unable to buy your membership online, you will be able to purchase by telephone or in person at our Welcome Desk, when our doors are open.

How long does membership last?

Memberships are available on a rolling basis throughout the year and will last for 12 months.
As we have had several periods of closure during 2020/21 due to COVID-19 restrictions we would like to recognise the ongoing support of our Members by extending the period of membership, as follows:
All memberships purchased in 2020 and until 28 February 2021 will be automatically extended by 3 months.
All memberships purchased during March 2021 will be automatically extended by 2 months.
All memberships purchased during April 2021 will be automatically extended by 1 month.
We will not be issuing new membership cards to cover these extended periods. You will be able to present your existing membership card for the additional months and the expiration date of your membership will be updated on your computer record.

Is there a Membership Card?

Yes, our membership cards are made from card in accordance with our policy for minimising single use plastic.
The membership card is linked to your record and can only be used by you. Our individual membership card covers one adult and up to three children who live at the same household. Our household membership card is for two adults and up to three children who live in the same household. You cannot allow anyone else to use your card and we may ask for proof of identity.
Read our full membership terms and conditions.

Can I upgrade my membership?

Yes. If you have an Individual Membership you can upgrade it to a Household Membership. You will be charged £20 to upgrade from the Individual to the Household membership. We will then send you a new Household Membership card.

Is there a ‘Friends’ scheme that I can join?

From 1951 to 2019 we were fortunate enough to benefit from the generous support of the Friends of Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery (FPCMAG) and we thank them for all their hard work and contributions. At the end of 2019 they closed their membership scheme and were invited to become the first Members of The Box.

Is there a Patron’s Circle at The Box?

We are planning to establish a Patron’s Circle to recognise the contribution of our high-level donors and high-profile ambassadors. If you are in a position to consider making a substantial (£1000+) donation to The Box Foundation then please do get in touch with our Fundraiser, Louise Walsh, to discuss how we might work together and acknowledge your support.