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Your support is vital in enabling the Museum to fulfil its mission to share its collection with the world.

The British Museum relies on funding from a wide range of sources and there are many ways that you can donate to help ensure the display, care and preservation of the collection for future generations.

Please consider supporting the British Museum today.

Front of the British Museum at night
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Glazed pottery cone; part of group of twenty one such cones and two bricks by Khaled Ben Slimane

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Projects to support

Didcot hoard

Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan

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Department of Asia

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Success stories

We are proud to have worked with a wide variety of donors and partners, who have supported different aspects of the Museum's work in a range of ways.

How your support helps

When you donate to or join the British Museum you support our galleries and exhibitions, the collection and its care, learning and research work, and more.

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For more information about supporting the Museum email or call +44 (0)20 7323 8933