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Give the gift of Membership

We offer Individual and Under 26 Gift Membership

Share your passion and set someone special on a journey through two million years of human history this Christmas.

They'll enjoy 12 months of extraordinary exhibitions and special events while you donate to support our mission to be a Museum of the world for the world. We offer Individual Membership from £74 and Under 26 Membership from £54. Membership provides: 

  • Free, unlimited entry to all special exhibitions
  • Exclusive online and on-site Members' events
  • 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.

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

Sandra Smith, Head of Collection Care

I would like to thank all the Members for their continued support to Conservation; your generosity is directly helping to ensure the British Museum collection is preserved for future generations. The conservators find meeting Members a highlight of their working year; your enthusiasm, interest and passion of the collection matches and at times exceeds, their own. Thank you!

Sandra Smith, Head of Collection Care, British Museum

Give annual Individual Membership as a gift

Individual Gift Membership

  • They can visit on their own and enjoy the full benefits of Membership
  • One person receives a Membership card

Individual Gift Membership + 1 guest

  • Bring a guest into exhibitions and the Members’ Room
  • One person receives a Membership card and can bring a different guest each time they visit

Individual Gift Membership + additional card

  • Add an extra cardholder who can visit with the gift recipient or on their own
  • Two people receive Membership cards

Individual Gift Membership + additional card + 2 guests

  • Our best value Gift Individual Membership package - both cardholders can bring a guest with them
  • Two people receive Membership cards and both can bring a guest

Give Under 26 Membership as a gift

Under 26 Gift Membership

  • They can visit on their own and enjoy the full benefits of Membership
  • One person receives a Membership card

Under 26 Gift Membership + 1 guest

  • Bring a guest into exhibitions and the Members’ Room
  • One person receives a Membership card and can bring a different guest each time they visit

Under 26 Gift Membership + additional card

  • Add an extra cardholder who can visit with the gift recipient or on their own
  • Two people receive Membership cards

Under 26 Gift Membership + additional card + 2 guests

  • Our best value Gift Under 26 Membership package – both cardholders can each bring a guest with them
  • Two people receive Membership cards and both can bring a guest

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 friends@britishmuseum.org and we'll respond to your query as soon as possible.

Visit the Membership FAQs for the latest information.