Friends of the Museum


The Friends were formed in 1984 to support the Museum by increasing public awareness of the collections and raising funds to help with museum purchases and projects. The funds they provide are much needed to care for and develop the collections, as well as to improve facilities and visitor services. The loyal support and dedication of the Friends is greatly valued. By joining the Friends you can help to ensure the future of this remarkable Museum.

Join up as a Friend and enjoy the following benefits:

  • Programme of talks and films
  • Invitations to private views of exhibitions at the Museum
  • Termly award-winning magazine
  • Special Friends events after hours
  • Discounts for tickets to Friends special events and in the Museum shop
  • Regular newsletter
  • New member's pack

Friends' Magazine and Events Programme

Find out about Friend's events, talks and magazine

​Annual Membership

  • £30 Individual
  • £40 Joint
  • £20 Concession (aged 65+)
  • £30 Joint Concession (aged 65+)
  • £15 Student (aged 18-25)
  • £40 Family (2 parents and 2 children under 18)

Life Membership

  • £200 Life Membership Individual (aged 65+)

Friends membership application form

​How to Join


Please complete the form and return together with a cheque made payable to the Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum, or with the completed standing order to:

The Membership Secretary
Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum
South Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3PP

The Friends are a registered charity. If you're a UK taxpayer, don't forget to sign the Gift Aid declaration, which increases subscription revenue by 25%.

Privacy Policy

Please see our updated privacy policy here (PDF).

The Patrons and Council


Alexander Armstrong
Sir David Attenborough
Danby Bloch
Professor Sir Barry Cunliffe
Dame Penelope Lively
Michael Palin CBE
Philip Pullman CBE


President: Professor Chris Gosden
Chair: Professor Gillian Morriss-Kay
Secretary: Professor Jonathan Bard
Treasurer: Paul Goose
Membership Secretary: Rosemary King
Membership Development: Dorothy Walker
Events Co-ordinator: Juliet Eccles
Speakers Programme Co-ordinator: Claudette Sherlock
Publicity Officer: Gay Sturt
Magazine Editor: Dawn Osborne
Magazine Mailing: Colin Langton 


Professor Jeremy MacClancy, Professor of Anthropology, Oxford Brookes University
Dr Laura Van Broekhoven, Director of the Pitt Rivers Museum

Membership information

Email Rosemary King for more details.