Two people in Enlightenment gallery

Existing Members

Thank you for being a Member of the British Museum Friends and for your support during this difficult time.

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.

In accordance with government advice the Museum is temporarily closed, but we're opening Member booking with a view to reopening the Museum from 3 December. You can book tickets for our exhibitions Tantra: enlightenment to revolution and the Citi exhibition Arctic: culture and climate from 3 December to 10 January 2021.

Please note that Museum reopening is dependent on London lockdown restrictions being lifted.

We'll continue to offer exclusive online content from virtual gallery 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're also sending regular emails with updates and content just for Members. If you are not receiving our emails, please contact the Membership Office at

We hope to see you back here soon.

Contact the Membership Office

The Membership Office remains open while the Museum is closed to the public, however we're working remotely and will not be contactable by phone.

Get in touch via email at and we'll respond to your query as soon as possible.

Visit the Membership FAQs for the latest information.