Wide scale photo of the Great Court

Staff benefits

The British Museum offers a range of benefits to staff

Whether our employees work directly with the collection, assist our visitors or provide support behind the scenes, we offer a range of benefits and opportunities to make staff feel valued and supported in their job at the Museum.

Read more about the benefit package below. 


  • Pension

    • British Museum employees are eligible to join one of the the Civil Service Pension arrangements:
      alpha - a defined benefit occupational pension scheme
      partnership pension account - a stakeholder pension
    • British Museum Company employees are eligible to join a defined contribution group personal pension plan.
  • Generous holiday and parental leave entitlement

  • Interest free loans for:

    • Season ticket purchase
    • Bicycle purchase
    • Payment of rental deposits
  • Staff discounts and restaurant

  • Complimentary exhibition tickets

  • Reciprocal free entry at other national museum and gallery paid exhibitions

  • ICOM cards including free or discounted access to international cultural organisations

  • Employee Recognition Scheme

  • Corporate rate healthcare provisions including:

    • CS Healthcare
    • Simply Health
    • Benenden Healthcare Society
  • The Charity for Civil Servants

  • Discounted gym memberships

  • Eye care and occupational health service

  • Employee assistance programme

  • Health and wellbeing events

  • Support for carers

  • Training and development