Two vistors looking at a sculpture in the Egyptian sculpture gallery

Visiting as a Member

Visit the permanent collection as well as our new exhibitions, Thomas Becket: murder and the making of a saint and Nero: the man behind the myth.

To ensure physical distancing and a safe and welcoming environment, everyone – including Members – will need to book a free timed entry in advance of visiting the Museum, for both the permanent collection and special exhibitions. 

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 the latest details including how to opt out of NHS Test and Trace.

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.

All timed entries can be booked for dates up to 25 July. As the roadmap out of lockdown progresses, we'll release further dates in early July if booking is still required. If your preferred date is fully booked or not available, please contact the Membership Office at

If you're a new Member and don't yet have your Membership number, you can still book your free ticket online by entering your purchase reference number at the checkout.

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

We hope to welcome you back to the Museum soon.

Journey around the world

Follow the one-way route, allowing an intimate exploration of some of the Museum's most iconic highlights. This includes the Rosetta Stone, the Sutton Hoo Helmet, Egyptian mummies, Hoa Hakananai'a, the Benin Bronzes, the Aztec double-headed serpent, the Akan Drum and the Discobolus.

Contact the Membership Office

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.