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.

Following the latest government advice, the Museum is temporarily closed. Unfortunately, Tantra: enlightenment to revolution and the Citi exhibition Arctic: culture and climate will not reopen. Please see our Members' Tantra page and Members' Arctic page for more information and a range of content from the exhibitions, including curators' tours.

While we're closed, Members can still engage with the Museum and its collection. Please visit Members' exclusive content for online events, curator videos and access to the British Museum Magazine digital archive.

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 be able to welcome you back to the Museum soon.

Contact the Membership Office

The Membership Office will remain open while the Museum is closed to the public. Please note we'll be 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.