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Become a friend


The Friends of the Oriental Museum were formed with the intention of supporting the Oriental Museum. The Friends are a charity, independent of the museum itself, whose aims are to promote and support the museum.

Benefits of membership

  • Free admission to the Oriental Museum
  • Advance notice of events and exhibitions
  • Invitations to previews of new exhibitions
  • A programme of lectures, events, and activities throughout the year
  • Discount on purchases from the museum shop
  • Access to the Museum library
  • Annual newsletter, the 'Orient Express’
  • Free entry to the Museum of East Asian Art in Bath on production of Oriental Museum Friend membership card

For further information on the Friends, please contact us at

Forthcoming lectures

Please note that the Friends activities are temporarily on hold until the museum re-opens.