Two vistors looking at a sculpture in the Egyptian sculpture gallery

Visiting as a Member

Free entry

Opening times

Daily: 10.00–17.00
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Visit the permanent collection as well as our special exhibitions, Hokusai: The Great Picture Book of Everything and Peru: a journey in time.

Members do not need to book for the permanent collection or our exhibitions. You'll need to show your Membership card to gain entry. If you're visiting before your Membership card arrives, on the day of your visit, please bring the confirmation emails of your Membership purchase to the Membership Desk in the Great Court. We'll then issue a temporary card to access your on-site benefits.

Due to the popularity of our most recent Hokusai exhibition, we may ask Members to collect a free timed entry to visit the exhibition at a later time on the same day. If you wish to visit Hokusai at a specific time and date, please reserve a place on the guaranteed entry list. See the Hokusai page for more information.

Room 33: China and South Asia (Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery) is now open at a reduced capacity. Book your free timed entry to the gallery at the Ticket Desk in the Great Court.

In line with recent government guidance, you must wear a face covering inside the Museum for the protection of yourself and others, unless you're exempt or are visiting one of our cafés. Hand sanitiser stations can be found throughout the Museum and we recommend washing or sanitising your hands regularly. See the Visit page for more information.

The visitor and Member cloakroom is located near the Main entrance on Great Russell Street. See the Members' FAQs for more information.

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

We hope to welcome you back to the Museum soon.

Exhibitions

Members can visit all special exhibitions for free as well as enjoying exclusive viewings, events and content. You won't need to book to visit Hokusai: The Great Picture Book of EverythingPeru: a journey in time and The world of Stonehenge. 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 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.

Please visit the Membership FAQ 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.