Gift membership

Members enjoying an exclusive event

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

Gift membership is easy to buy online and can be delivered to you or directly to the recipient. The gift can be activated any time within two years from purchase, so they can begin to enjoy their membership whenever they choose.

You'll receive an email confirmation shortly after purchase and a gift pack will be delivered within two weeks.

Membership options

Adult membership

from £73

Includes one adult Member
Add an un-named guest for £30

One-adult family membership

from £80

Includes one adult Member and up to four children under the age of 17
Add an un-named guest for £30

Joint adult membership

from £95

Includes two adult Members at the same address
Add two un-named guests for £50

Two-adult family membership

from £102

Includes two adult Members at the same address, and up to four children under the age of 17
Add two un-named guests for £50

Benefits

Fantastic Beasts

Free exhibitions

Free, unlimited entry to all ticketed exhibitions.

The Waterhouse building

Priority entry

Skip the queue at the Museum entrance.

Members enjoying an exclusive event

Exclusive events

Enjoy Member events and private views, plus access to our exclusive digital hub: The Hive.

The Anning Rooms

Members' rooms

Exclusive access to the Anning Rooms for Members and Patrons.

Evolve Members magazine

Members' magazine

Receive our Members' magazine, Evolve, and with a family membership, WILD WORLD - for kids.

A photo of the Museum shop

Discounts

Discounts at the Museum's shops, cafes and cloakroom, and on events like Dino Snores.

  • Frequently asked questions

    What will I receive when I buy a gift membership? 

    On this page you are able to purchase any of our membership types as a gift. As soon as your purchase is complete, you'll receive an email confirmation which contains a slip which can be printed off and given to the recipient. The gift voucher will then be delivered either to you or directly to the recipient within 2 weeks from date of purchase. The gift voucher is included inside a sealed box and explains what type of membership the person has been gifted, a personalised message if you have chosen to add this when purchasing, and the gift activation code. Also included is a welcome booklet explaining how they can make the most of their membership. 

    When does a gift membership start? 

    Members have 24 months after the point of purchase to go online and activate their membership using their code – this begins their year of membership, and within two weeks of activation the recipient will receive their permanent membership card/s. 

    How long will it take to be delivered? 

    Gift vouchers will be delivered within two weeks of purchase. 

    The gift membership I ordered hasn't arrived yet, what should I do? 
    If the gift membership pack has not arrived within the advised time frame, or if you have a specific date you need it by, please get in touch with the membership team via email at membership@nhm.ac.uk where we will be delighted to provide a digital gift voucher. 

    How long is the voucher code active for? 

    Each voucher code is valid for 24 months from the point of purchase. 

    Can I upgrade my gift membership once it’s been activated? 
    If you have been the lucky recipient of a gift membership, you can choose to upgrade this for the difference in price to a different membership type. To do this, please get in touch with the membership team via email at membership@nhm.ac.uk

    Can I pay via Direct Debit? 

    Gift memberships are only available to purchase via a one-off card payment.  

    Are gift memberships available to buy on-site at the Museum? 

    At present, our gift memberships are only available to purchase online.  

Contact us

Email the Membership team at membership@nhm.ac.uk and we will respond as soon as possible