Make the past your present

Christmas at the British Museum

British Museum Christmas


Christmas at the online shop

Browse the Museum online shop this Christmas and have your gift, card and festive decoration essentials delivered straight to your door.


Gift Memberships

Set someone on a journey through human history with 12 months of free entry to all exhibitions, exclusive access to Member's events and use of the stunning Members' room.



*Please note that the print Yuki no Kinkakuji and Wedgewood bauble are not included with Gift Membership but can be purchased from the online shop.


Christmas gifts for her

Add a little sparkle this Christmas with our gorgeous range of jewellery or why not help someone wrap up warm with our selection of exquisite scarves?



Christmas gifts for him

Looking for the perfect history present this year? Browse our selection of ties for all occasions or why not give a pocket watch or a giant globe or an astrolabe? We have something for everyone!


Christmas gifts for kids

Find the perfect gift for the children this year among all our wonderful historical gifts from Viking games to ancient Egyptian soft toys to rebuilding Da Vinci’s amazing inventions.



Cards and decorations

Stay in touch with all your loved ones this Christmas with our beautiful  Christmas cards and bring the spirit of the season to your house with our magnificent decorations from Wedgwood to double decker busses.