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Join the friends of The Higgins BedfordJoining 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.


How The Friends support The Higgins Bedford:


  • By contributing funds to support the work of The Higgins Bedford
  • By fostering general interest in The Higgins Bedford
  • By providing volunteers


Membership Rates and How To Join

  • £25 annual individual membership
  • £40 annual joint membership
  • £10 annual student membership


To become a member of the Friends, please complete and return the form overleaf, and either fill out the standing order form, or send us your cheque.

The subscription year runs from 1st September.


You can download the latest membership application form here.

Download the latest Friends newsletter here.

Download the latest Friends programme of events here.


Lectures 2017

Meetings start promptly at 7.30pm at The Higgins Bedford

Tickets - Friends £3, Guests £8


Tuesday 16 May 2017

Kate Bostock and Helen Jones - Cowper and His Hares

William Cowper (1731 - 1800) was England’s most respected poet in the late l8th and early l9th centuries. While convalescing in Olney, he was given three hares to look after and this talk will tell the touching story of how the creatures became an important part of his life.


Tuesday 6 June 2017

Marion Maule - Time for Tea, Coffee and Chocolate

Since tea, coffee and chocolate reached our shores from three different continents in the 17th century, they have enriched our lives, promoted trade and transformed the fine and decorative arts. This fully-illustrated lecture will explore their fascinating influence.


More to follow...