Become a House Member
Enjoy the full run of the Keeper’s House, a home for artists and art lovers for over 150 years, with exclusive entry to the Academicians’ Room. Plus, unrivalled access to all the RA has to offer.
Apply for House Membership
Become an annual member for £750 a year.
Call the Membership Team on 020 7300 8090 or fill out an application form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll respond to submitted forms within a week.
House Members benefit from...
The Academicians’ Room is a light-filled space just moments from the Main Galleries – a favourite haunt of Royal Academicians.
Enjoy some of the best company in London with up to three guests.
House Members have access to all areas of the Keeper’s House and can make the most of a 25% discount in the Shenkman Bar and its secluded garden – one of the best-kept secrets in Mayfair.
Don't miss the Shenkman Bar happy hour with 2-for-1 on selected drinks from 6pm to 7pm on Wednesdays to Saturdays.
Book a tour
Interested in finding out more about House Membership? Join our Membership Team on a tour of the Keeper’s House to find out more about becoming a House Member.
Visiting the Keeper’s House
With a well-stocked bar, armchairs to sink into, changing art displays and the latest catalogues and magazines, the Academicians' Room is the perfect place to relax.
Discover light, seasonal menus, browse our excellent drinks list and book a table.
Events for House Members
- Private view
25 January 2024
- Private view
2 February 2024
- Short course
7 February 2024
Other levels of membership
Enjoy free and prioritised access to all exhibitions with a guest, plus a members’ café, shop discount and more.
Unlock access to a unique destination for eating, drinking and socialising in the heart of Mayfair.
Become a Patron and play a vital role in allowing us to function as an independent charitable organisation.
Other things to know about your membership
What happens once I’ve completed an application form?
The Membership Team will get in touch with you to take payment and confirm your membership. Please allow up to 5-7 working days for this.
How do I access my membership benefits?
You can collect your membership card from the Membership Desk in the front hall of Burlington House as soon as your membership is active. Show your membership card for access to the Keeper’s House, including the Academicians’ Room, and entry to our exhibitions. A digital version is available.
It is recommended to book ahead for popular exhibitions and preview days to guarantee entry at your preferred time. Booking is essential for VIP morning viewings. Simply log in to your online account to select your free ticket(s).
House Members may book a table in the Academicians’ Room online.
We send regular emails to members to update on ticket releases, priority booking and other membership benefits. Save your contact preferences on your account.
How many guests can I bring with me?
Members can bring one guest into exhibitions and up to three guests into the Keeper’s House. Please note that memberships are not transferable and your guest cannot use your card without you being present.
Can I bring carers or facilitators as well as a guest as part of my membership?
Yes. If you are disabled, your carer or facilitator may join you in the Keeper’s House in addition to the guests included in your membership. For events and exhibitions, please either add a free ticket for your carer or facilitator to your order when booking online, or let a member of our team know if booking by phone or at the RA. Call the Membership Team on 0207 300 8090 or visit the Membership Desk located in the front hall of Burlington House.