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 Members' lectures, special events and out-of-hours experiences
  • Access to the Members' Room
  • Regular mailings including the British Museum Magazine three time 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

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

Individual 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 Membership + additional card

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

Individual Membership + additional card + 2 guests

  • Our best value Membership package – you and your second cardholder can each bring a guest with you
  • 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. Although we're temporarily inaccessible by phone, we remain fully accessible by email at and will respond to your query as soon as possible.

  • 09.30–17.30 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
  • 10.00–17.30 on Tuesdays
  • Closed on Saturdays and Sundays