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Become a member

The support of our members helps us to connect, empower and inspire people through art. As a Hastings Contemporary member, you’ll enjoy year-round access to an ambitious programme of exhibitions, events, and learning opportunities that celebrate the best of modern and contemporary art.

Choose the membership that suits you best. 80% of Hastings Contemporary members pay by annual direct debit – it’s easy, secure, saves time and money, and you can set it up today.

Member benefits:

  • Enjoy unlimited entry for 12 months
  • Join us for special events and talks
  • Receive a monthly e-newsletter
  • Bring up to three guests with you to the cafe
  • Receive up to 10% discount in the Hastings Contemporary cafe & gallery shop
  • Explore your own creativity, with priority booking for selected workshops
  • Increase the value of your subscription to us by 25% at no extra cost to you when you make a Gift Aid declaration

Plus One

Plus One Membership

Receive a membership card and all benefits – PLUS bring a friend every time you visit – from £49 a year.


Joint Membership

For two members at the same address. You each receive a card and all membership benefits from £49 a year.


Single Membership

Receive a single membership card and all membership benefits from just £27 a year.


Gift Membership

Give a gift that lasts all year when you buy Hastings Contemporary membership for your friends and family.

Members who are disabled and/or carers

Gallery admission is now free of charge for disabled people and carers (we may ask for proof of PIP/carer status). If you are an existing gallery member who is disabled and/or a carer, please email Suzy at and ask about complimentary membership.

Direct Debits

Once you have purchased your first year’s membership, you’ll be sent an email with a link to sign up for an annual direct debit. Set up a direct debit to ensure your membership is renewed automatically. Hastings Contemporary does not have access to your bank details.


If you pay by card, you’ll be sent a letter near your membership expiry date reminding you to renew. If you pay by direct debit, your membership will be renewed automatically and you’ll receive a letter acknowledging your renewal.

If you’d prefer not to pay online

To sign up or to renew your existing membership with a one-off payment, you are welcome to pay in person at the front desk during gallery opening hours or send a cheque to Membership, Hastings Contemporary, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings TN34 3DW.

Terms and conditions

See full terms and conditions here. You can contact us at