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
  • 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

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

We 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

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

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.