Donate to the Museum

Help keep the Museum open – every donation helps

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Donate online by bank transfer:

Payee: Bath Industrial Heritage Trust Limited

Bank Name: Barclays

Sort Code: 20-05-06.

Account Number: 23821072

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Payee: Bath Industrial Heritage Trust Limited

The Museum of Bath at Work
Julian Road, Bath
United Kingdom

Did you know?

  • We are a charity (Bath Industrial Heritage Trust Ltd, Registered Charity 800297)
  • It costs £1,300 EACH WEEK to keep the Museum open
  • The cost of putting on exhibitions and special projects is extra
  • We rely on income from admissions and the Museum shop, and donations from visitors and supporters to keep the Museum open
  • Independent museums like the Museum of Bath at Work do not receive any funding from local or central government
  • The Covid-19 pandemic in 2020-21 means we had to close the Museum for more than seven months out of twelve, with complete loss of income

So we would like you to join our supporters!

A cup of coffee

Maybe you buy one cup of coffee a week – at £2.50 a cup, that’s £10 a month.  Will you donate £10 a month to the Museum?

If you are a UK taxpayer, opting-in to Gift Aid enables us to reclaim an additional 25% Gift Aid Tax from the Government at no extra cost to you – so your £10 becomes £12.50.

Friends of the Museum of Bath at Work

Our Friends group are especially important to us – join the Friends today and help support our programme of exhibitions, talks, film screenings and projects.

Join the Friends of the Museum of Bath at Work download the membership form here.

Fundraising Campaign

Our Fundraising Campaign continues throughout 2021

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has been huge.  Because we rely on earning money from museum admissions and gift sales in the shop, our income completely stopped during the periods when we had to close.  This means we start 2021 with little in reserve.  We are also, sadly, no longer receiving regular financial support from the Clark Trusts as they too have been affected by the economic downturn.

In 2021 we must raise £25,000 in donations in order to keep open.

We will be applying for grants from small trusts and foundations, and larger grants when possible.  But our lifeblood is small donations from a large number of people –

Please support us and donate today

Recent successful fundraising initiatives have included:


  • Covid-19 Emergency funding £28,000 from Arts Council England to partially cover operating costs during closed period
  • Generous donation of £2,000 from Cross Manufacturing


  • Generous donation of £5,000 from the Medlock Charitable Foundation
  • Restoration of the unique Horstmann Self Winding Clock


  • Exhibition on Women at War at Work


  • Repair of Museum roof
  • Installation of Wheelchair Lift


  • Installation of disabled-accessible toilet

Restoration of unique Horstmann Self Winding Clock

Exhibition on Women at War at Work

Installation of Wheelchair Lift