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Joining The Friends of The Higgins Bedford


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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.


The Friends of the Higgins Bedford Lectures


All live lectures have had to be postponed for the foreseeable future, but you can enjoy the autumn season of Friends Lectures online via Zoom. Find the full programme here.


Christopher Joll – Spoils of War: an examination of the current controversies surrounding Britain’s extensive collection of treasures, trophies & military trivia

Tuesday 6th October


Sue Bradbury – Joanna Boyce Wells: A Pre-Raphaelite Life of Art, Love & Friendship

Tuesday 10th November


Chloë Cockerill – The Lost Princes, Royal Heirs who never succeeded

Tuesday 24th November


Dr Bill Teatheredge – Sir Alfred Munnings and the First World War

Tuesday 1st December