The Museum is an independent registered charity which receives no regular funding from central government. As a result we are reliant on donations and fundraising.

As well as bequests and visitor donations, the Museum runs regular fundraising events, the proceeds of which support the education and outreach programme and collections management.

How donations are spent:

  • Care of the collections (ensuring they are stored in suitable conditions, displayed correctly and preventative conservation techniques are in place).
  • Running educational events and workshops (for everyone – not just children!)
  • Providing resources to help interpret the displays.
  • Upkeep of the museum and ensuring its long term future.

If you would like to donate and help support the work we do click here.