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 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

  • 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, 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.