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

Donate by cheque:

Payee: Bath Industrial Heritage Trust Limited

Address:
The Museum of Bath at Work
Julian Road, Bath
BA1 2RH
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.


Legacy giving

Have you thought about how a bequest in your Will could support the Museum?

Legacy giving is a great way to ensure that the things you care about continue to be there for future generations.

The Museum of Bath at Work would not exist without the legacies given to us by the late Russell Frears, one of the founders, and the late Elspeth Fyfe, amongst many others.

If you would like to discuss legacy giving and how it could benefit the Museum, please contact us at mobaw@hotmail.com or write to us at Museum of Bath at Work, Julian Road, Bath BA1 2RH

If you do not have a Will, or already have a Will and wish to add a legacy to the Museum, you will need to contact your solicitor.  The solicitor will need these details: Bath Industrial Heritage Trust Ltd, charity number 800297


Fundraising Campaign

Our Fundraising Campaign continues throughout 2022

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 2022 full of hope, but needing to build our resources.  In 2022 we must raise at least £7,000 in donations and at least £10,000 in addition in order to cover costs.

In 2022 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:

Recent successful fundraising initiatives have included:

2021

  • The Foyle Foundation £5,000 for wifi networking and audio-visual equipment
  • The Headley Trust £5,000
  • The Swire Charitable Trust £10,000
  • The Garfield Weston Foundation £5,000
  • Medlock Charitable Trust £5,000

2020:

  • 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

2019:

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

2018:

  • Exhibition on Women at War at Work

2017:

  • Repair of Museum roof
  • Installation of Wheelchair Lift

2016:

  • Installation of disabled-accessible toilet

Restoration of unique Horstmann Self Winding Clock

Exhibition on Women at War at Work

Installation of Wheelchair Lift