Gift membership

Hintze Hall atrium and statue of Darwin

Activate your membership

Received a Museum gift membership? Activate it instantly to access your benefits.

A Natural History Museum membership is a thoughtful and unique gift for friends and family.

Gift membership is easy to buy online, comes in an elegant gift envelope, and can be delivered to you or directly to the recipient. 

The gift envelope contains an activation code. The code is valid for a full 12 months so the recipient can choose to start their membership at a time that suits them. Instructions for activating your gift membership will be included in the pack.

Gift membership options

Adult membership

One adult


Joint adult membership

Two adults at the same address


Family membership

Two adults and up to four children


Membership benefits

A whole year of exhibitions, events, exclusive behind-the-scenes access and great discounts in our shops and cafes - a Natural History Museum membership is the perfect gift for any occasion.

They will receive:

  • free, unlimited entry to all ticketed exhibitions
  • priority access to the Museum and the Dinosaurs gallery
  • 10 guest passes for their family
  • access to exclusive Member events and private views
  • free use of the cloakrooms
  • discounts in the Museum’s shops, cafes and restaurants
  • a subscription to the quarterly evolve magazine
  • family membership also includes a subscription to kids' magazine WILD WORLD

Your support is important to us

Your membership supports critical scientific research and education programmes as well as the preservation of our collections for future generations.

Contact us

Call the Membership team from 9.00-17.00, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays) on +44 (0)20 7942 5792.

Buy a gift membership for your friends and family today