Our offer

Our people are central to our work. Your talent, effort and commitment will be generously rewarded.

Find out more about the benefits we offer.


We operate a pay and grading structure that benchmarks us against similar instutions in our sector. Our salaries are competitive, while remaining appropriate for a publicly funded body.

Salaries are reviewed annually and we prioritise professional progression among our staff, underpinned by a comprehensive learning and development programme.


Our staff enjoy 27.5 days of annual leave plus bank holidays.

Season ticket loan

You can apply for an interest-free season ticket loan to cover the cost of a travel season ticket.


We offer a defined contribution pension scheme. The Museum contributes between 4 and 10% of salary.

Life insurance

We offer a death in service benefit. As a member of one of our pension schemes, you will receive cover at four times your basic salary.

Income Protection Scheme

As a member of one of our pension schemes you may be entitled to financial support in the event of illness or injury that leaves you unable to work.

Reaching your potential

Investing in staff development is important to us, and we are ambitious about helping staff to grow and fulfil their potential. We offer a wide variety of training initiatives and opportunities to acquire and hone skills. We also support professional development, financially and with paid study leave. This includes professional accountancy and CIPD courses, where appropriate. 


Ours is a supportive, nurturing and caring culture and we offer a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme to ensure that our staff have access to professional care. We also offer an occupational health service and a free health MOT that includes blood pressure and cholesterol checks.

We offer extensive training for our line managers, including mental health awareness, diversity and unconscious bias along with other initiatives to ensure our workplace remains welcoming and inclusive.

We encourage all our staff to join Civil Service Sports and Social Club (CSSC) which gives you the chance to take part in a sports club to encourage good mental and physical health. With many clubs and classes on offer, ranging from sports like football, softball, ping pong and tennis to classes in Middle Eastern dance, yoga and Tai Chi, there is something for everyone. Some activities are free, others have a small joining fee. It's a wonderful way to meet your Museum colleagues while enjoying your favourite sports and pastimes.

Membership also includes an extensive list of special offers and reduced entry fees at a selection of cinema chains, theme parks, theatres, retailers, and supermarkets. As well as this, it provides entry to up to 300 English Heritage sites and other national treasures.


Staff can visit our exhibitions for free, as many times as they like.  We also offer 10 complimentary tickets to our paid exhibitions for your friends and family to enjoy.

Staff are invited to our popular Friends and Family evenings, the staff summer party, lectures, seminars and science events.

Through a reciprocal entry scheme, staff can visit exhibitions for free at many other arts institutions and museums across London, the UK and New York. We want to maximise your opportunities for enriching experiences while working at the Museum.

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