Pushkin House is a charity. Our funding does not come from any government. We rely on your support.

Become a Friend

Friend Benefits

50% off tickets all our standard events

10% discount on purchases from the Pushkin House Bookshop

10% discount on rates for private rental of our rooms (after a month of signing up)

Invitation to the annual Pushkin House party

Become a Muse


Muses receive all Friend benefits including private invites.

Muses can restrict their donation towards a chosen project from our arts programming.
This means your contribution will help commission events you care about, pay artists' and curators’ fees, or bring artists from Russia and abroad.

By becoming a Muse you are at the heart of our arts programming.

Make a Donation



Pushkin House is the oldest arts charity in the UK exploring, celebrating and supporting the best of Russian culture, and bringing it to a UK audience.

Your donations make it happen. Please give generously towards our work.

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If you are interested in supporting Pushkin House as a Patron we would be delighted to welcome you. If you wish to learn more about the Patrons programme, please contact:

Preslava Fentham-Fletcher
Development Manager
+44 [0] 20 7269 9770


By remembering Pushkin House in your will, you will be helping to guarantee that our provoking, independent programming can continue to inspire. Bequests to a charity can be an effective way to reduce the total amount of tax liable on your estate. Leaving a gift in your Will to Pushkin House is a very personal and important decision and we are here to help.

To speak to someone about your gift, please email or call +44 [0] 20 7269 9770. We will be more than happy to help.


Active since 1954, Pushkin House is a registered charity (31311). 80% of our core costs are covered by income from existing investment and the private hire of the House. That means that we rely on donations for the entirety of our arts programming.


Becoming a Friend comprises of £44 GiftAid eligible donation and £6 to cover Friend benefits.
Becoming a Muse comprises of £450 GiftAid eligible donation and £50 to cover Muse benefits.

Thank you for your support on our behalf and on the behalf of all the people experiencing our work.

Gift Aid

Gift Aid is a government scheme, administered by the HM Revenue and Customs Department, which enables charities to reclaim the basic rate tax you have paid as a tax payer. This is an extra 25p for every £1 of the total paid. It makes a massive difference!

Why are we asking for donations on top of the admission fee?

The rules governing Gift Aid on admissions to charitable attractions changed from 6 April 2006. The Government’s new scheme state that charities can only claim Gift Aid on daily admission tickets if visitors who are UK tax payers give a voluntary donation of at least 10% more than the standard admission fee.

For example, if the admission price is £10, and an additional donation of £1 is given; we raise an extra £3.75 in total (the additional £1 donation plus the £2.75 claimed from the Government, based on 25p for every £1 paid).

Why should I make a donation?

Pushkin House is a registered charity and the money we raise from Gift Aid makes a valuable difference to the exhibition and events programme.

Who is eligible for Gift Aid?

Everybody is welcome to make a donation to Pushkin House and as a charity we rely on support from a wide range of sources including membership subscriptions, grants and legacies. However, only UK taxpayers can fill in the Gift Aid declaration which will enable us to make the claim from the Government. If you pay tax at the higher rate you can claim further tax relief on your self assessment tax form. Further information is available on the HMRC website.

By selecting Gift Aid tickets you are confirming you are paying an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for the current tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs that you donate to will reclaim on your gifts for the current tax year. Council tax and VAT do not qualify.