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). We have donation boxes at all our museums and historic houses, so when you next visit please consider making a donation. Your generosity will help to conserve these precious objects and see more collections displayed for the enjoyment of everyone. And please don’t forget to Gift Aid your donation if you are eligible to do so – look out for the orange ‘giftaid it’ envelopes, it means every pound given goes further by an extra 25p! Thank you.
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.
Support The Garden Court appeal
The people of Bristol are very fortunate to own a stunning painting, The Garden Court by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, one of the greatest of English 19th Century painters. The painting has been out of public sight for over 15 years due to its poor condition. We urgently want to restore this key work to its former glory so that it can take centre place in our newly refurbished Places of Desire gallery at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. You can help by making a donation to our conservation appeal.
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: