Detail of Assyrian wall panel relief

Individual Membership

Become a Member

Become a Member

As an Individual Member, you'll enjoy 12 months of benefits while donating to support our mission to be a museum of the world, for the world. 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.

We also have a discounted rate for those aged under 26

Choose your annual Individual Membership

Individual Membership

  • One Membership card
  • Visit on your own and enjoy the full benefits of Membership

Individual Membership + 1 guest

  • One Membership card
  • Share the Membership benefits with a different guest each time you visit

Individual Membership + additional card

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

Individual Membership + additional card + 2 guests

  • Our best value 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.