Two people in Enlightenment gallery

Existing Members

Thank you for being a Member of the British Museum Friends and for your continued support.

Your Membership subscription is a donation that allows us to support the important work of the Museum. Your support is now more vital than ever.

Members do not need to book to visit The Citi exhibition China's hidden century (until 8 October) or Burma to Myanmar (2 November 2023 – 11 February 2024). You'll need to show your Membership card to gain entry. See the Visiting as a Member page for more information about how to make the most of your visit as a Member.

Discover exclusive online content from virtual exhibition tours to Membercast podcasts and online events. Find out about the many ways to make the most of your Membership and engage with the Museum and collection from home.

We are asking you to support the purchase of an Arago Photogrammetry Rig, which will allow us to capture unprecedented 3D 'multiband' surface-imaging of objects. Please see the Fundraising for Scientific Research page to make a donation.

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