Friends of Gilbert White and the Oates Collections

The ‘Friends of Gilbert White and the Oates Collections’ are a charity that supports and promotes the work of the museum in the wider community.

We work in collaboration with the museum to organise events and raise funds to enable the museum to flourish.

By becoming a friend of Gilbert White and the Oates Collections you will help us in our bid to become more sustainable, securing the museum for future generation to discover and enjoy.

In addition, here are some benefits for you personally:

  • Free entry to the museum for the duration of your membership
  • Half price entry for any accompanying Guest(s)
  • Invitations to exclusive Friends’ preview evenings
  • Invitation to exclusive behind the scenes evenings
  • Regular Newsletters
  • Two for One entry to Painshill Park.

Membership Levels - How to join, it’s simple!

Download the application form or pick one up from the Museum. Fill out the form and return it addressed to 'Friends Membership Secretary' to a member of the team here or post it to the Museum. Alternatively email it to

Please remember that 'The Friends' is a separate charity run by volunteers who are not always on site. Cards cannot be issued immediately but will be with you as soon as possible. If you have any questions regarding membership please contact the Membership Secretary (

When filling in the form please use a start date for payments to commence at least a month in advance to allow for the bank to get organised.

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Individual Friend

Membership for One Adult


Joint Friends

Membership for Two Adults.


Family Friends

Membership for 2 adults & children


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