The Cultivist – A Capital One Benefit


I love going to museums. Did you know that cardholders with a Capital One Credit Card can enjoy a great benefit – the Cultivist? This benefit gives the cardholder and one guest access to museums all over the world. It also includes skip-the-line access. The cost of this membership, called The Enthusiast, is $40/month, but Capital One cardholders can get access to it for six months just by having one of the following cards:


The full museum list is located here. It includes great museums like the MoMA or The Met in New York City, Musée Picasso in Paris, and the National Portrait Gallery in London. If you look at the list of museums, you do need to request tickets for some. Most of them you just need to check in via the app when you arrive at the museum. They will ask you to provide a headshot of yourself that they will add to the card.

They are very responsive to emails, so if you wonder whether you need to go through them or just show your card, just send them an email. 


Since this is just a complimentary 6-month membership, plan to apply when you have a visit that involves some museums. You will have to give them your credit card information, so be sure and cancel it before your 6-months is over to avoid the annual membership charge. They usually send an email when the end of your 6 months is approaching, but we also like to add a reminder to our calendar to cancel.

If you have more than one Capital One card, you can also enroll more than once. Jess enrolled using her personal Venture X card prior to a trip to Europe. She then canceled at the end of her 6 months. When she opened the Venture X business card, she enrolled again leading up to a trip to NYC!

The Cultivist Capital One Benefit is a great option if you love museums.

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  1. Sarah says:

    Hi! Just wondering if you can use one 6 month membership for the Venture and then get the VentureX under a different person and end up with a full year free?

  2. Marina says:

    When I click the link to view all the museums the Louvre is not on it. Did they change the list?

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