Two Members closely inspecting Gayer-Anderson cat, a bronze figure depicting one form of the goddess Bastet.

Visiting as a Member

Buy or renew Membership

Free entry

Opening times

Daily: 10.00–17.00 (Fridays: 20.30
Last entry: 16.45 (Fridays: 20.15) 

Members can visit all special exhibitions for free as well as enjoy exclusive viewings, events and online content.

You won't need to book to visit special exhibitions, but you'll need to show your Membership card to gain entry. If you're visiting before your Membership card arrives, please bring your Membership purchase confirmation email and a form of ID to the Membership Desk in the Great Court. We'll then issue a temporary card to access your on-site benefits.

The visitor and Member cloakroom is located near the Main entrance on Great Russell Street.

Read the Membership FAQs page for any queries about your visit, or contact us at friends@britishmuseum.org.

Exhibitions

You won't need to book to visit Legion: life in the Roman army (until 23 June 2024) or Michelangelo: the last decades (until 28 July 2024). However, you'll need to show your Membership card to gain entry. If you're visiting before your Membership card arrives, please bring your Membership purchase confirmation email and a form of ID to the Membership Desk in the Great Court on the day of your visit. We'll then issue a temporary card to access your on-site benefits.

Members can look forward to Silk Roads (26 September 2024 – 23 February 2025), an exhibition that will offer a unique chance to see objects from the length and breadth of the Silk Roads, telling a story of connection between cultures and continents, centuries before the formation of the globalised world we know today. There is also a forthcoming exhibition looking at Picasso's engagement with printmaking across the 20th century (7 November 2024 – 30 March 2025).

Please visit the Membership FAQs page for more information on visiting the Museum.

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.