Members Room

Members' Room

Key information

Opening times

Daily: 10.00–17.00 (20.30 Fridays)
Last orders 30 minutes before closing

The Members' Room is open and we look forward to welcoming you back.

We've made a number of changes to ensure your visit is safe and comfortable, including:

  • Reduced capacity to facilitate physical distancing
  • Enhanced cleaning measures
  • Using contactless payment when possible, although cash will still be accepted

Under current regulations relating to NHS Test and Trace, the British Museum is required to ask every visitor aged 16 and over to provide their contact details. Please see our Test and Trace procedure for more information. 

Although we urge all of our visitors to participate in Test and Trace, this is not a precondition of entry to the Museum. However, it's a legal requirement that we collect Test and Trace contact details for any visitor wishing to use our café and restaurant seating areas, which includes the Members' Room.

Please follow government guidance and visit in groups of no more than six people or a group of two households. We ask that you maintain social distancing between people you do not live with.

A haven away from the crowds

An exclusive Members' space

The Members' Room is a perfect setting to take time out over coffee or lunch and plan or reflect upon your visit. 

It boasts magnificent views over the Great Court's two-acre space and provides a window onto the acclaimed roof designed by Norman Foster. Located above the Sainsbury Exhibition Gallery, it provides quick and easy access to our major exhibitions.

Facilities include a Members' café, a study area and free wifi.

Members' Room information

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.