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Membership

Become a Member today or purchase the perfect gift for someone special this Christmas.

Membership allows you to discover 2 million years of human history while donating to The British Museum Friends. From just £64 a year (with discounts for those aged Under 26), Membership makes visits to the Museum a cultural adventure with:

Already a Member? Learn how to get the most out of your Membership.

Great reasons to join now

Enjoy your benefits immediately
As soon as you join, you can begin enjoying the benefits of Membership. You're able to access exhibitions on the day you join – just visit the Membership Desk in the Great Court and show your receipt email.

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 and take a friend with you each time you visit.

Help The British Museum be a museum of the world, for the world
Your Membership fee is a donation to The British Museum Friends. 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. 

Members' Room quote

I find the Members' Room a welcome oasis to take a break, grab a coffee and recharge before continuing to explore the Museum.

Peter, Member since 2010

FAQs

Contact the Membership Office

The Membership Office is open:

  • 09.30–17.30 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
  • 10.00–17.30 on Tuesdays
  • Closed on Saturdays and Sundays

Email: friends@britishmuseum.org
Phone: +44 (0)20 7323 8195

You can also contact us by post:

The British Museum Friends
Great Russell Street
London
WC1B 3DG

Membership FAQs