The Friends of NGC was established in 1998 to bring together people who share a keen interest and appreciation of the National Glass Centre and its activities, and support the work of the NGC. Support is provided in a variety of ways: through volunteer work, fundraising activities, sponsorship, feedback, events organisation, subscription fees and most importantly, via enthusiasm for NGC.
Personal invitations to exhibition previews
15% Discount in NGC's Shop
10% Discount on food in Throwingstones Restaurant
10% Discount on family workshops and one-off adult workshops
FREE subscription to the quarterly Reflections Newsletter containing articles and a behind the scenes look at NGC including artists, exhibitions, developments and events.
Postal delivery of our quarterly What's On guide
Opportunity to become an NGC volunteer
Opportunity to join the NGC Friends Committee
Invitations to special Friends Events: Friends organise a full and varied range of social activities including coffee mornings, artists' talks, late night shopping, lectures, tours and fundraising events.
Assist NGC in evaluation e.g. conducting questionnaires and taking part in mystery shopper activities.
• Phone our Reception team on 0191 515 5555
• Email firstname.lastname@example.org
• Visit the Reception desk
Annual Membership: £20 Individuals, £35 Joint, £15 Concessions
Free membership for University of Sunderland Glass & Ceramics students on production of your student card.
Please note that discounts with free student membership will only be applied with a minimum spend of £8 in both Throwingstones Restaurant and the Shop.