Your support

These are your collections, your museums and your archives and they need your support.  How can you help?

We’re here to inspire people to enjoy and learn from the city’s collections and the stories they tell about Bristol and the world. We care for and develop these amazing collections, museums and archives not only for you and your family today, but also for future generations.

We need your support – we’d love if you could get involved. Here are just a few of the rewarding ways in which you, or your organisation, can make a difference.

Donate to Bristol Museums Development Trust

If you love our stuffed animals, glittering rocks, cranes, trains, boats and planes, or are inspired by our Old Masters, Egyptian mummies and historic houses, please show you care by donating to Bristol Museums Development Trust (RCN 1137777).

Your gift could help to preserve priceless artefacts in the collection, provide engaging education and family activities, and enable us to reach out to communities for whom visiting a museum or art gallery can be a life-changing experience.

Your gift could make a difference

  • £10 could buy a soft brush to clean the dust off our precious objects.
  • £25 could help us provide a free lunchtime gallery talk.
  • £50 could support a museum activity workshop for young people.
  • £100 could pay for two hours of highly skilled painting conservation.

Make your donation now

Please just click this button below – it will take you to our ‘MyDonate’ page – and the rest couldn’t be easier. And please don’t forget to Gift Aid your donation; it means every pound given goes further by an extra 25p! Thank you ever so much.

Join the Friends

Both our Friends groups, The Friends of Bristol Art Gallery and The Friends of Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives have given vital and substantial support for acquisitions, conservation work, exhibitions and refurbishment projects over the years. Each group runs a packed programme of engaging events, talks and trips so whatever your interest there’s bound to be something for you.  If you join both groups, your diary will never be empty!

Involve your company

We believe that your business can play a powerful role in fostering local pride and confidence through association with us. Our Corporate Supporters scheme offers unique opportunities for corporate hospitality and enhancing employee benefits. Through our tailored sponsorship packages you can support an exhibition, event or educational programme, offering your company enhanced visibility and brand awareness opportunities to suit your marketing, PR and CSR needs at a local, national and international level.

Get in touch. We’d love to hear from you. Please call our Head of Development, Valerie Harland, on 0117 922 3576 or contact us.

We are fortunate to have good company, and wish to thank our current Corporate Supporters:



Bath Ales

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The Co-operative Funeral Care


DAC Beachcroft

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Duncan Lawrie Private Banking








Marriott Bristol Royal Hotel





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Pukka Herbs


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