How to join
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.
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.