A gallery object being explained to a group of patrons

Become a Patron

Contact us

Email: patrons@britishmuseum.org
Phone: +44 (0)20 7323 8903

British Museum Patrons collectively make a significant difference to the success of the Museum's work in London and around the globe.

British Museum Patrons are social and inquisitive, and we look forward to telling you more about this generous and welcoming group.

For more information about joining as a Patron, please contact our team.

Patron Circles

The support of Patrons is integral to the British Museum's continued development and success: from pioneering conservation and research, to curatorial posts and educational programmes.

Starting at £1,500 per year, or £125 per month, there are four Patron Circles to choose from:

Sloane Circle
£12,000 annually*

Cracherode Circle
£6,000 annually*

Brooke Sewell Circle
£3,000 annually*

Godman Circle
£1,500 annually*

Each circle provides a different way to support and get closer to the Museum, meaning you can pick the option most suited to you.

Whether it's opportunities to meet other Patrons at exhibition previews, or bespoke tours for you and your guests with the Museum's curators, the Patrons' programme offers the chance to get behind the scenes at the world's greatest encyclopedic Museum.

*Patron membership consists of two parts: a fee that covers the taxable benefits package, and a discretionary donation to support the work of the British Museum, which qualifies for Gift Aid.

Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups

In addition to Patron Circles, there are a number of Special Interest Groups that support specific areas of the Museum's collection.

Special Interest Group members are invited to a number of  tailored events throughout the year and have close contact with curators working in their area of interest.

If you're interested in joining a Special Interest Group and would like to contribute towards expanding and sustaining a particular area of the Museum's collection, we'd be delighted to hear from you.