Welcome to The Higgins

Contact us

The Higgins Bedford

Castle Lane
MK40 3XD

t: 01234 718618

f: 01234 718619

e: thehiggins@bedford.gov.uk

Contact Us >

You are here: Home Page / Join In / Friends



Share this page


Joining The Friends of The Higgins Bedford

Join the friends of The Higgins Bedford




The Friends organisation plays an important part in the life of the art gallery and museum, and individual members enjoy an excellent range of benefits; joining the Friends will put you at the heart of The Higgins Bedford.








The Friends provide support towards The Higgins Bedford by:

* Contributing fund to support the work in the museum and galleries

* Fostering general interest in The Higgins Bedford

* Providing volunteers to enhance visitor experience and deliver more activities and events


Membership Rates

*£25 annual individual membership

* £40 annual joint membership

*£10 annual student membership


How To Join the Friends

To become a member of the Friends, please complete and return the application form, and either fill out the standing order form, or send us your cheque. The subscription year runs from 1st September.


Download the latest membership application form here.

Visit the Friends of the Higgins Website.

Lectures 2019

Meetings start promptly at 7.30pm at The Higgins Bedford. Places are limited so please arrive promptly.

Tickets - Members £4, Non-Members £9


David Fowler - The Pyghtle Works, Baillie Scott & Sir Albert Richardson

Tuesday 7th May

Interest in ‘The Pyghtle Works’, a Bedford joinery business founded in the late 19th century, has recently been stimulated by the acquisition by the Higgins of an Arts and Crafts mantel clock made there. Local historian David Fowler will discuss the part the Pyghtle Works played in making Bedford a centre for the production of architect designed cabinetry and metalware.