Members' exclusive content

Get closer to the collection with access to the British Museum Magazine archive as well as a host of exclusive content just for Members.

Explore videos from our experts covering two million years of human history, as well as behind-the-scenes clips on how we care for and research the collection. Listen to the latest edition of our Membercast with Iszi Lawrence and discover more about the history of Tantra.


Access the British Museum Magazine archive

We are delighted to announce that over 40 issues of the British Museum magazine are now available online. Over the next year we'll be working on making the entire back catalogue available. Enjoy hundreds of articles from our world-leading experts on the collection, its history, research and conservation.

Find out from Tim Clark about the new acquisition of 103 Hokusai drawings in our Winter edition.

Kate Fulcher and John Taylor discuss what 'black goo' is and why it formed part of an Egyptian funerary practice, in our Autumn edition

Explore the archive

Watch exclusive Members' content on YouTube

From a behind-the-scenes look into conservation to exclusive workshops on yoga or calligraphy, there's plenty of ways to engage with the Museum from the comfort of your own home. 

British Museum Membercast

Every month comedian, podcaster and super-fan Iszi Lawrence (The Z List Dead List) presents snippets from exclusive Members' lectures at the Museum, artfully woven together with interviews and her own musings.

Explore the Membercast archive.

Listen to the latest Membercast below.

Latest Membercast

Exploring the Arctic

January 2021

Iszi chats to Peter Loovers, Project Curator of the Citi exhibition Arctic: culture and climate, about what life is really like in the Arctic.

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The Membership Office will remain open while the Museum is closed to the public. Please note we'll be working remotely and will not be contactable by phone.

Get in touch via email at friends@britishmuseum.org and we'll respond to your query as soon as possible.

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