A close up photograph of a silver griffin. The griffin has curled horns, a beak and gold details including its wings.

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 featuring Professor Alice Roberts, author of Ancestors, as they discuss what burial sites can tell us about Britain's prehistory.


Access the British Museum Magazine archive

Members can explore over 100 issues of the British Museum Magazine online. Enjoy hundreds of articles from our world-leading experts on the collection, its history, research and conservation.

In our autumn 2022 edition, curators Ilona Regulski and Kelly Accetta Crowe tell the story of the groundbreaking decipherment of hieroglyphs, explored in our special exhibition Hieroglyphs: unlocking ancient Egypt. You can also learn about South Asian histories through objects in the Museum collection.

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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.

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Listen to the latest Membercast below.

Latest Membercast

Ancestors with Professor Alice Roberts

September 2021

Iszi speaks to Professor Alice Roberts, author of Ancestors, to discover what burial sites can tell us about Britain's prehistory.

Object trails

Discover new journeys through the Museum with our Members-exclusive object trails. Get closer to Anglo-Saxon finery from Sutton Hoo and other objects from the 6th and 7th centuries AD. Or take on the highlight trail and encounter lesser-known but fascinating objects from the collection.

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