Why become a member?


Be at the heart of The Atkinson

Membership is your way to get closer to Sefton’s fascinating heritage, and a whole world of incredible art. For just a few pounds a month, you can enjoy a programme of exclusive events and discounts. At the same time, you’ll be helping us to use our remarkable building and its collections to benefit local communities and inspire future generations.


Membership benefits

• Special Members-only events, including exclusive access to artist-led exhibition briefings and a behind-the-scenes tour
• Invitations for you and a guest to attend exhibition opening nights
• Free entry to The Atkinson’s regular programme of Evening Talks
• 10% discount on sales in selected Landing exhibitions
• 10% discount in A Great Little Place café
• 10% discount in The Atkinson’s shop
• A ticket for one of The Atkinson’s regular Studio events: choose between our acclaimed Americana, roots and acoustic gigs with Grateful Fred’s, our ever popular Evolution Comedy Club or our relaxing Cake and Classical afternoon concerts. (note that this is one ticket per member, so joint membership includes two tickets)

Terms and Conditions apply


Why become a member?

Learn something new
Indulge your interest with free access to our regular programme of talks and special briefings on new exhibitions. Normally closed to the public, our team briefings are a unique opportunity to hear directly from the artist or curator as they explain the ideas behind their work before the exhibition opens.

Get closer to the art
We have fascinating store rooms that are full of items not on display. From the costume store to the pottery shelves, the contemporary sculpture to the historic paintings, a behind-the-scenes tour gives a memorable view of museum and gallery which few visitors see.

Be part of a like-minded community
Whether you’re joining us for the opening night of new exhibitions, when the gallery is buzzing with art-lovers, or catching a thought-provoking film in the comfort of the plush auditorium, you’ll be a vital part of what makes our Atkinson family so special. Whenever you visit, we’ll thank you for your loyalty with a warm welcome and a 10% discount at A Great Little Place café and our gift shop and on selected art sales.

Make a difference to other peoples’ lives
Your support enables us reach out to people in our borough who are risk of isolation or less privileged. All income from Membership – and every additional pound you give as a donation – goes directly to The Atkinson Development Trust, who work to welcome the widest possible community, and help us to conserve art for future generations to enjoy.

The Trust is a charity run by volunteers, driven by a love of Sefton and The Atkinson, and a belief in the transformative power of art. Your valued support means we can do more to bring communities together for creative inspiration, enjoyment and improved wellbeing.


Find out more

Annual Membership
Gift Membership


Any questions?

If you’d like to find out more about Membership, you can drop in to speak with a member of staff, drop The Atkinson Development Trust a line on hello@atkinsontrust.org.uk, or check page menu (top left of this page) for more information.


The Atkinson Development Trust is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation Registered Charity Number 1161020.