Free entrance, invitations to exclusive events and tours, discounts at the gift shop – these are just some of the benefits of art memberships at some of Rome’s best museums and galleries. As well as a whole host of personal perks, signing up also supports the preservation and conservation of the collections for future generations. Discover which annual schemes provide the best access to Rome’s cultural heritage.
One of the best-value-for-money art memberships is with the Amici dei Musei di Roma, or Friends of the Museums of Rome association. For €70 a year members receive free entrance to all of Rome’s municipal museums – that’s access to over 20 sites whenever you feel like it. Locations include the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, the ruins of Trajan’s Market in the Imperial Forums and the Capitoline Museums – home to some of the most prestigious art and artifacts to be excavated in Rome.