Two people in Enlightenment gallery

Existing Members

Thank you for being a Member of the British Museum Friends.

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

From virtual gallery tours to Membercast podcasts, find out about the many ways to make the most of your Membership and engage with the Museum and collection from home.

We're also sending regular emails with updates and content just for Members. If you're not signed up for email, please contact the Membership Office at

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Museum as soon as we can.


Contact the Membership Office

The Membership Office remains open while the Museum is closed to the public. Although we're temporarily inaccessible by phone, we remain fully accessible by email at and will respond to your query as soon as possible.

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