Two people in Enlightenment gallery

Existing Members

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

We would like to thank all our Members for your support during this difficult time. Your Membership subscription is a donation that allows us to support the important work of the Museum. 

A number of our permanent galleries are now open, and you can also book tickets for our new exhibition, Tantra: enlightenment to revolution (24 September – 24 January 2021).

The health and safety of everyone on-site is our first priority and new measures have been introduced to ensure this. Everyone – including Members – needs to book a free general admission timed ticket in advance of visiting the Museum to ensure physical distancing and a safe and welcoming environment. See Visiting as a Member for more information, including how to book.

We realise there are still many of you who are not ready or able to come back to the Museum. We will continue to offer digital content so you can enjoy your Membership from home. 

From virtual gallery tours to Membercast podcasts and digital 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

Contact the Membership Office

Phone: +44 (0)20 7323 8195

Opening times 
Monday–Friday: 10.00–15.00
Closed: weekends and bank holidays

Visit the Membership FAQs for the latest information.