For over 30 years the Friends has played an important role in raising funds
to support the work of the RSA, its exhibitions and members. Our vibrant programme of events with both an art and architectural focus appeal to the interests of our many varied members.

The RSA Friends are a vibrant group of supporters who enjoy special access to RSA events and exhibitions.

JOIN NOW for as little as £27 a year to receive:

    • Exclusive Friends’ Private Views of our exhibitions
    • Unlimited free entry to RSA exhibitions for 1 year (during public opening hours)
    • An exciting programme of talks, events and excursions
    • Access to the Friends’ Room in the RSA – an oasis of calm in the heart of Edinburgh
    • The opportunity to join national and international art tours
    • Newsletters and e-bulletins to keep you up to date with all the news
    • Opportunity to bring guests along to events and free family entry to exhibitions (Double members only)


By adding a donation on top of your Friends’ membership you will be further helping to support the work of the RSA. Friends who make an extra gift will be recognised as a Benefactor of the RSA. Any level of donation is gratefully received.

Why not introduce a fellow art lover to the benefits of Friends’ Membership? Contact the Friends Office for more information.

Please get in touch with the Friends office on the details below. We would be delighted to chat though any aspect of membership with you.

RSA Friends
The Royal Scottish Academy
The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL
T: 0131 624 6119 email: