Two vistors looking at a sculpture in the Egyptian sculpture gallery

Visiting as a Member

Visit highlights of the permanent collection as well as our new exhibitions, Tantra: enlightenment to revolution (until 24 January 2021) and the Citi exhibition Arctic: culture and climate (until 21 February 2021).

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

You can book Member tickets for dates up to 10 January 2021. Further dates will be released in early January 2021 and Members will be notified by email when these are added. If your preferred date is fully booked or not available, please contact the Membership Office at

Please note the Museum will remain open under the Tier 2 COVID alert level. Please follow government guidelines during your visit and do not mix with people outside of your household or support bubble while inside the Museum.

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 see you back here soon.

Welcome back to the Museum

A personal message from Hartwig Fischer to Members.

Welcome back to the Museum

I wanted to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude for your loyalty, understanding and generosity during this immensely challenging time.

- Hartwig Fischer, Director of the British Museum

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

Phone: +44 (0)20 7323 8195

Opening times 
Monday–Friday: 10.00–15.00
Closed: weekends and bank holidays

Visit the Membership FAQs for the latest information.