British Museum Gift Membership


For history lovers, there's nothing like indulging yourself in the past and escaping from the present for a few hours.

The British Museum Gift Membership gives members the chance to do just that - for hours at a time - as they get lost in the past and explore the contents of the museum (there are about 8 million, so plenty to see).   They can meet other history enthusiasts at member events with activities and talks, and enjoy unlimited access to exhibitions.   Three times a year, they can have the excitement of receiving the a magazine, with articles about exhibitions, research and acquisitions plus a What's on guide every two months.

Give them the chance to explore the past

Give them the chance to explore the past with a Gift Membership to the British Museum

The gift membership can either be sent to you to give the recipient, or directly to the recipient - it's up to you. Memberships are for a year.  You'll be supporting the Museum's work with your gift. 

Members benefits include:

  • Free entry and unlimited access to exhibitions
  • Exclusive Members' events
  • Access to the Members' Room with views over the Great Court
  • Discounts in the Museum's shops, cafes and restaurant
  • And more!  

Young Friends
for 8 to 15 year olds give recipients 

  • Access to sleepovers in the Museum at night (subject to availability and booking fees)
  • A range of exclusive events
  • remus Magazine 
  • And more!

There are different kinds of membership and (apart from Young Friends) prices start at £49.

  • Individual Gift Membership
  • Joint Gift Membership
  • Under 26 Gift Membership
  • Joint Under 26 Gift Membership
  • Youg Friends Gift Membership

Click here to buy a Gift Membership to the British Museum