Special exhibitions

The Museum’s special exhibitions are designed to advance understanding of world cultures by taking a fresh look at objects in the permanent collection alongside important international loans.

Tickets can be bought at the Ticket Desk in the Great Court, under 16s and Members go free. Special exhibitions are often very popular so it’s best to book your exhibition tickets in advance.

Members go free



Enjoy free, unlimited entry to all of these special exhibitions with Membership, starting from just £43 per person*


Benefits include:


  • Free, unlimited entry to exhibitions
  • Exclusive events
  • Special discounts
  • Members’ Room
  • British Museum Magazine





*Based on Direct Debit Joint Membership of £86