All of our sites are currently closed to support the fight against the spread of coronavirus. All public events are cancelled until the end of July. Please check individual event pages for further details about refunds. Bristol Archives will still offer a limited enquiries service. Thank you for bearing with us during this time. If you’d like to support us, please consider making a donation.
We are always incredibly grateful for your support, and now we need it more than ever. Our charity relies on visitor donations to help deliver the amazing work we do and our temporary closure due to coronavirus is having a significant impact on our charitable income.
Whether you love our stuffed animals, mummies or old masters, or are inspired by our working exhibits, historic houses or archives, show you care by making a donation to Bristol Museums Development Trust.
Bristol Museums Development Trust is a registered charity (no. 1137777) that raises funds for the work done by all the team across Bristol Museums and Archives. Your donation will help us care for more of the treasures in our collections, run our exciting learning and engagement programmes, as well as continue to put on world-class exhibitions across all our sites. Thank you
could help pay for hand lenses for studying fossils, rocks and minerals, for anyone from school students to PhD researchers.
could help pay for a new maintenance space to look after our trains at M Shed.
could help pay for plastazote, a specialist cushioning foam to protect precious artefacts during conservation.
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