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Support two million years of global history and culture.

The British Museum is unique in bringing together the cultures of the world under one roof. Your donation will help keep access to the unparalleled collection at the Museum free now, and always.

As a charity the Museum relies on donations. Gifts support the care, preservation and display of the collection, and make the inspirational work of our curators, conservators, scientists and educators possible.

Large or small, every donation helps secure the future of the collection. We are truly grateful for your support.

How your money can help

Revealing object stories

Donations enable the world class researchers at the British Museum to use new techniques to uncover the hidden histories of objects in the collection.

Caring for the collection

Caring for the collection

Conserving the eight million objects at the Museum is an ongoing and vital part of the Museum's work – and donations help safeguard the collection for future generations.

Bringing the Collection to more people

Bringing the Collection to more people

From loaning objects to museums nationwide to community outreach and from relaxed events for the learning disabled to free family activities, donations help us to share the Collection with more people, in more ways.

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