Two vistors looking at a sculpture in the Egyptian sculpture gallery

Visiting as a Member

Free entry

The Museum is closed.

Advance booking only

The British Museum is temporarily closed, following the latest government advice.

Unfortunately, Tantra: enlightenment to revolution and the Citi exhibition Arctic: culture and climate will not reopen. Please see our Members' Tantra page and Members' Arctic page for more information and a range of content from the exhibitions, including curators' tours.

While we're closed, Members can still engage with the Museum and its collection. Please visit Members' exclusive content for online events, curator videos and access to the British Museum Magazine digital archive.

In 2021 Members can look forward to exhibitions on the murder of Thomas Becket, the infamous emperor Nero and Ancient Peru.

Read the Membership FAQs page for any queries about the closure, or contact us at

We hope to be able to welcome you back to the Museum soon.

Journey around the world

A selection of galleries will be available when you visit, allowing an intimate exploration of some of the Museum's most iconic highlights. This includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon Sculptures, Egyptian mummies, Hoa Hakananai'a, the Benin Bronzes, the Aztec double-headed serpent, the Akan Drum and the Discobolus. The one-way route will allow you to take in more than 9,000 objects. 

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.