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.

You can book tickets for our exhibitions: Tantra: enlightenment to revolution (until 24 January 2021) and the Citi exhibition Arctic: culture and climate (until 21 February 2021).

A number of our permanent galleries are open and ready to be explored via a one-way route. Everyone – including Members – needs to book a free general admission ticket in advance to ensure physical distancing and a safe and welcoming environment. Please follow government guidelines during your visit and do not mix with people outside of your household or support bubble while inside the Museum.

We realise there are still many of you who are not ready or able to visit the Museum yet. We will 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

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.