Choose your Membership
Become a Member today or purchase the perfect gift for someone special.
Membership allows you to discover two million years of human history while donating to the British Museum Friends, enabling us to support the work of the Museum. From just £69 a year (with discounts for those aged Under 26), Membership makes visits to the Museum a cultural adventure with:
- Free unlimited entry to exhibitions including Hieroglyphs: unlocking ancient Egypt (open until 19 February 2023), Luxury and power: Persia and Greece (4 May – 13 August 2023), and a forthcoming show on the extraordinary period of change in 19th-century China.
- An exclusive programme of Members' events.
- Use of an exclusive Members' Room.
- The British Museum Magazine three times a year.
- And many more benefits.
Members do not need to book for the permanent collection or our exhibitions. You'll need to show your Membership card to gain entry. If you're visiting before your Membership card arrives, on the day of your visit, please bring the confirmation emails of your Membership purchase to the Membership Desk in the Great Court. We'll then issue a temporary card to access your on-site benefits.
Great reasons to join
Enjoy your benefits immediately
As soon as you join, you can begin enjoying the benefits of Membership. Members do not need to book for the permanent collection or our exhibitions. Visit the Membership Desk in the Great Court and show your Membership receipt email and a form of identification for your temporary card to access Membership benefits straight away.
Visit again and again
The British Museum exhibitions are exceptional. As a Member, you can return to each exhibition as many times as you want. Add a guest facility or an additional cardholder to treat someone special and share your passion for the Museum.
Help the British Museum be a museum of the world, for the world
Your Membership fee is a donation to The British Museum Friends which enables us to support the work of the Museum. From loaning objects around the UK and the rest of the world and conducting academic research, the scope of our work couldn't be achieved without additional support.