Become a Patron

The Natural History Museum is a place like no other.

With 80 million objects spanning 4.5 billion years of history, the collections support world-leading research and provide solutions to the biggest global challenges of our time.

From curator-led tours and previews of major exhibitions to tailored behind-the-scenes viewings with expert scientists, Patrons experience the Natural History Museum in an unparalleled way.

As a Patron, you will join a passionate, dynamic and committed group of supporters, be guided through the Museum's secret doors and see its vital work in extraordinary new ways. 

Patrons enjoying the collections up close
People enjoying the Hintze hall butterfly display

Your support is fundamental to the Museum's mission

The Patrons Circle provides essential resources to create learning programmes, advance scientific research and care for our invaluable collections. As a Patron, your support will allow us to carry out our vital work while giving you behind-the-scenes access to a truly extraordinary institution. 

Our Broken Planet

The natural world is in crisis. As our demand for food, materials and energy soars, forests are becoming farmland, plastic is filling our oceans and the climate is heating fast.

Discover how, with your support, our scientists are unlocking answers and uncovering solutions that could help mend our broken planet.

Join today

All Patrons receive priority and unlimited access to exhibitions, discount at the Museum's shops and cafes and an exclusive programme of events with opportunities to meet scientists and discover the invaluable collections. 

Starting at £1,500 per year, or £125 per month by Direct Debit, there are three Patron levels to choose from.

Silver Circle

£1,500+ (suggested donation £950+, benefit £550)

Receive privileged out-of-hours access to the Museum. Through exclusive events, Silver Circle Patrons engage with the Museum's world-class collection and exhibitions on a deeper level, with other like-minded supporters.

Gold Circle

£5,000 (suggested donation £3,725+, benefit £1,275)

Gold Circle Patrons enjoy all Silver Circle benefits plus access to see behind-the-scenes and opportunities to attend exhibition launches. Enjoy a closer relationship with the Museum and learn how our collections are used to help solve some of the biggest issues facing our planet today. 

Platinum Circle

£12,000 (suggested donation £8,950+, benefit £3,050)

Platinum Circle Patrons receive all Gold Circle benefits plus access to the most exclusive parts of the Museum and our research. Be a part of the Museum’s evolution, enjoy bespoke experiences tailored to your interests and get closer to our distinguished circle of scientists. 

Anning Rooms

Enjoy access to an exclusive suite of rooms, including a restaurant, lounge and study area. Patrons can be joined by up to five guests and make table reservations.



Patrons enjoy a year-round programme of events, including after-hours receptions, private views of exhibitions, behind-the-scenes tours and exclusive on and off-site opportunities, as well as discounted access to all Member and Visitor Events. To find out what is coming up for Patrons, please email


Patrons dinner
Patrons enjoying an event
A patron enjoying an exhibition
A patron enjoying an exhibition
Patrons dinner

Contact us

Patrons Office, The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD
+44 (0)20 7942 5827