Save £5 when you sign up by Direct Debit*
The British Museum Friends
Save £5 off the full rate of Membership when you sign up by Direct Debit. Direct Debit is simple, safe and efficient and, as a charity, it helps us keep administration costs low. Why not share your experience with a family member for an additional £22 or add a guest pass for £25 and bring any friend to exhibitions, Members’ events and the Members’ Room. Joint Members receive two Membership cards. Individual Membership with a guest pass receives one membership card that admits two.
Membership benefits include:
• Free entry and priority access to all special exhibitions
• Exclusive Members only events
• 10% discount in the British Museum shops and cafes
• The British Museum Magazine 3 times a year
• Access to the Members’ Room

All memberships support the work of the British Museum
*Your membership will be renewed automatically each year at a discounted rate (please note that this rate may be subject to change). You can cancel your Direct Debit at any time.
Set up a regular Direct Debit

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Please specify the preferred collection date for your first direct debit payment. If the collection date selected falls within the next 28 days, the first payment will be collected the following month.

Gift Aid

I confirm I have paid or will pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that I donate to will reclaim on my gifts for that tax year. I understand that other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify. I understand the charity will reclaim 28p of tax on every £1 that I gave up to 5 April 2008 and will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give on or after 6 April 2008.


In order to set up an online Direct Debit you must be the account holder of a personal bank or building society account and the sole required signatory on the account.

If you are not the only required signatory on your account, or you would rather send us a paper version of this form, download the printable PDF version of the Direct Debit form and send it to The British Museum Friends, FREEPOST LON14119, LONDON, WC1B 3BR. You will still receive the special offer price.

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Direct debit
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Instruction to your Bank or Building Society

Please pay British Museum Friends Direct Debits from the account detailed in this Instruction subject to the safeguards assured by the Direct Debit Guarantee. I understand that this Instruction may remain with British Museum Friends and, if so, details will be passed electronically to my Bank / Building Society.

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We promise that any information you give will be used for British Museum Friends, British Museum and British Museum Company purposes only. From time to time we may send you information from other organisations, which we think may be of interest to you.

Direct Debit acknowledgement

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