Become a museum patron with a donation of £1,000 or a payment of £250 per year for four years. This will enable an individual to enjoy the benefits of this scheme for a four-year period. Larger donations, from individuals or families, are very welcome and can be personally discussed.

The scheme provides:

  • the opportunity to donate a sum of money and for it to be used at the discretion of the Committee for the benefit of the museum or to sponsor a particular activity;
  • free admission to the museum for yourself and one guest;
  • the opportunity to participate in an exclusive ‘behind the scenes tour’ (or a specific collection of interest) for you and up to three guests, followed by a cream tea in the museum’s tea room;
  • invitations to exhibition previews for you and one guest;
  • an invitation to the Annual Reception;
  • personal acknowledgement on display in the museum to encourage others;
  • acknowledgement on the museum’s website and in the Annual Report;
  • a copy of the Annual Report and newsletters;
  • free entry to the Society’s talks;
  • the opportunity to participate in special events.

If you would like to become a Patron or would like more information, please email or telephone the Museum and ask to speak to the manager.

We acknowledge our Museum patrons on this website and on a plaque by the entrance to the new wing of the Museum, although some prefer to remain anonymous.