Tradescant Patrons Group

Founded in 2003, the Tradescant Patrons are named after John Tradescant the Elder, the 16th-century royal gardener whose 'Ark of Curiosities' at Lambeth formed the basis of the Ashmolean collections.

Tradescant Patrons are invited to a select programme of activities including private evenings, handling sessions and visits to collections further afield.

For those who want an even more in-depth experience there is the annual Tradescant Study Day which brings Ashmolean experts together with those from other leading institutions to investigate a different topic each year.

The annual subscription to the Tradescant Patrons Group is £500. This entitles two joint members, or a member and a guest to:

  • Exclusive Patrons’ events and programmes including private evenings, behind the scenes sessions and visits to collections further afield
  • Free entry to all special exhibitions and invitations to private views
  • The Ashmolean Magazine and a complimentary publication
  • 10% discount in the Museum Shop, Café and the Ashmolean Dining Room*

*Please note the offer excludes alcoholic drinks. Discounts are offered at the sole discretion of the Ashmolean Shop and Benugo Ltd and may be subject to change.

If you would like to join or renew your membership of the Tradescant Patrons Group click here to download the application form or email for details.

If you would like more information about the Tradescant Group, please contact:

Patrons & Friends Manager: Natasha O'Farrell
Tel: +44 (0)1865 288161