Two Advisory Council Members looking at a bust in the Enlightenment gallery

Advisory Council

British Museum Friends Advisory Council

The British Museum Friends (originally the British Museum Society) was founded in 1969 with the aim of supporting the Museum in its work. The British Museum Friends pay an annual subscription in support of the Museum’s work and in return they receive a range of benefits.

Since 2012 the British Museum Friends has been governed by the Trustees of the British Museum (acting as the Trustees of the British Museum Friends) and assisted by an advisory council ('the Council').

The role of the Council is to advise on the best way of fulfilling the Charity's aims of supporting the work of the British Museum while ensuring an excellent experience for all Members by advising on areas including, but not limited to, marketing and communications, fundraising, and compliance.

The term of appointment to the Advisory Council is four years, and members are eligible to serve up to two consecutive terms.

Current Members of the Advisory Council

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

Phone: +44 (0)20 7323 8195

You can also contact us by post:

The British Museum Friends
Great Russell Street

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