Become a Member

ACE membership offers a unique opportunity to learn and share experiences with the biggest network of professionals in the commercial cultural sector. Our training events and resources are designed to help you make the most of your shop, café and other income generating activities. 

Take a moment to browse our Welcome brochure to find out more about what we do and how we can support your organisation and your teams.

The great news is that once your organisation has joined ACE, the benefits of membership are available to all employees. We offer two types of membership:

Full membership is open to any cultural or heritage organisation that has charitable status, or is otherwise run as a not-for-profit organisation. Your commercial activities might include retail, publishing, venue hire, licensing, catering and ecommerce. See who our Members are.

Associate membership is open to suppliers of goods and services, including professional consultancy, as well as commercial visitor attractions. See who our Associate Members are.

Click below to find out more about the type of membership that's right for you, including benefits, fees and how to join:

FULL MEMBERSHIP associate MEMBERSHIP
Cultural retail at its best (L-R):  ACE members Horniman Museum & Gardens, Waddesdon Manor, The British Library, National Theatre Bookshop