Two sides of a gold Roman coin, one with the side profile of the head of Marcus Aurelius the other shows a human figure standing.

Cracherode Circle

How to join

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Become a Cracherode Circle Patron.

Cracherode Circle Patrons enjoy remarkable experiences at the Museum with exclusive and privileged access to special Museum-wide events and a chance to organise a private, out-of-hours visit.

  • ​​​​​​Cracherode Circle Patrons generously make an annual gift of £6,000
    • Benefit value: £1,000
    • Suggested donation: £5,000+

To become part of a dedicated group of supporters, please contact us today.

What's included?

Clayton Mordaunt Cracherode

The Cracherode Circle is named after Clayton Mordaunt Cracherode whose gift to the British Museum, upon his death, was a landmark in the development of the Museum and provided a foundation on which comprehensive schemes of acquisition could be based.

Clayton Mordaunt Cracherode (1730–99) was a learned bibliophile and his collection included not only books, prints and drawings but also coins, medals, and fossils. He was a Trustee of the British Museum from 1784, and a Fellow of both the Royal Society and the Society of Antiquaries.

Get in touch

If you'd like to become part of a dedicated group of supporters, we'd be delighted to hear from you.

We will process your personal data because we need to in order to provide you with the information you have requested from us. Your personal data will only be used by us to communicate with you about your request for Patrons information and we will only share it for this purpose. We will keep your personal data just for as long as we need it to process your request and we will delete it following the completion of the response.

Please see our Privacy policy for more details about how we use your personal data and about your rights or contact the Museum’s Data Protection Officer at, telephone 020 7323 8000.