Nebamun standing on a boat hunting in the marshes

Give the gift of Membership

Set someone special on an enchanting journey through two million years of human history.

Set someone special on an enchanting journey through two million years of human history.

They'll enjoy 12 months of extraordinary exhibitions, a dedicated events programme and exclusive online content from leading historians and experts. We offer Individual Gift Membership from £69 and Under 26 Gift Membership from £49. Membership provides: 

  • Free, unlimited entry to all special exhibitions
  • Special programme of Members' events
  • Exclusive access to the Members' Room
  • Regular mailings including the British Museum Magazine three times a year
  • A 10% discount in the Museum's shops, cafés and restaurants

Save £10 when you set up a recurring annual payment via Direct Debit

We offer a discounted rate for those with a disability or access consideration. This comprises an Individual Membership plus a free guest to best facilitate access to your Membership benefits and provide you the flexibility to bring a companion when visiting. For more information or to arrange this Membership, please contact the Membership Office and we are very happy to assist further.

See the Gift renewals page to renew someone's Gift Membership. 

View the Membership FAQs for more information about Gift Membership.

Choose your annual Individual Gift Membership

Individual Gift Membership

  • One Membership card
  • The gift recipient can visit on their own and enjoy the full benefits of Membership

Individual Gift Membership + 1 guest

  • One Membership card
  • The gift recipient can bring a different guest each time they visit

Individual Gift Membership + additional card

  • Two Membership cards
  • The additional cardholder can visit with the gift recipient or on their own
  • Both people must live at the same address (only one copy of Membership mailings will be sent)

Individual Gift Membership + additional card + 2 guests

  • Our best value Gift Individual Membership package
  • Two Membership cards
  • Both cardholders can bring a different guest each time they visit
  • Both people must live at the same address (only one copy of Membership mailings will be sent)

Give Under 26 Membership as a gift

Under 26 Gift Membership

  • One Membership card
  • The gift recipient can visit on their own and enjoy the full benefits of Membership

Under 26 Gift Membership + 1 guest

  • One Membership card
  • The gift recipient can bring a different guest each time they visit

Under 26 Gift Membership + additional card

  • Two Membership cards
  • The additional cardholder can visit with the gift recipient or on their own
  • Both people must live at the same address (only one copy of Membership mailings will be sent)

Under 26 Gift Membership + additional card + 2 guests

  • Our best value Gift Under 26 Membership package
  • Two Membership cards
  • Both cardholders can bring a different guest each time they visit
  • Both people must live at the same address (only one copy of Membership mailings will be sent)

Contact the Membership Office

Email: friends@britishmuseum.org
Phone: +44 (0)20 7323 8195

Opening times 
Monday–Friday: 10.00–16.00
Closed: weekends and bank holidays

Visit the Membership FAQs for the latest information.