You can help the Museum


For the cost of only two cups of coffee per week…

…you can make a big difference to the Museum’s ability to deliver its exciting programme of exhibitions and events. By donating just £5.50 per week you enable us to reclaim 25% Gift Aid Tax from the Government at no extra cost to you, so that your gift will be worth over £1,000 to the Museum over three years!

See below with how you can donate –  It’s a small sum to you but is very important to the Museum.

Did you know?

  • We rely on income from admissions, Friends membership and donations to support the Museum and its dynamic programme
  • We are a Charity (Registered Charity 800297)
  • With no direct funding from local, regional or central government.


We are supported by:

  • One major charitable trust
  • Five local businesses
  • 200 very generous individuals.

We would like you to join our list of supporters!

Your donation will help fund our dynamic education, outreach, conservation and exhibition programme.

Ways to donate



Our Fundraising Campaign continues throughout 2020, watch this space for details of an exciting new project that you can take part in,

Recent Successful Fundraising Initiatives:

2019: Restoration of unique Horstmann Self Winding Clock; generous donation of £5,000 from the Medlock Charitable Foundation

  • 2018: Exhibition on Women at War at Work
  • 2017: Repair of Museum roof
  • 2017: Installation of Wheelchair Lift
  • 2016: Installation of Disabled WC
Restoration of unique Horstmann Self Winding Clock
Exhibitionon Women at War at Work


Installation of Wheelchair Lift