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Derby Museums’ Endowment

The Endowment will provide financial stability to ensure that future generations have access to our museum collections and the huge range of activities and events that they inspire. This is our way of looking out for the generations to come.

We were delighted to have been offered a match funding Heritage Endowment Grant of £1m by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, which meant that every pound given to Derby Museums’ Endowment campaign before September 2022 was doubled, up to a total of £1 million, creating a £2 million Endowment Fund for Derby Museums. This will help to secure the future of Derby Museums for everyone.

We would like to thank all of our supporters who have so generously backed this campaign, helping us raise the £1 million.

Supporting Derby Museums’ Endowment helps us to: 

● Raise the aspirations of young people to be the makers, artists and thinkers of the future
● Look after 250,000 heritage objects in our collection
● Continue supporting 23,000 people who take part in free family activities every year
● Engage and inspire over 124,000 people a year

Make a donation to our Endowment campaign

Find out more about our work with children and young people, by downloading our Inspiring and Empowering our Children and Young People Report

How can I help?

Add your name to our Giving Wall 

Make a regular gift

Make a one-off gift

Join our 1839 Circle

Leave a Gift in your Will

Buy an Orrery Pin Badge

Make your Mark on the new Museum of Making
We would like to thank all of our supporters who have so generously responded to our invitation to Make Your Mark on the newly opening Museum of Making. With your support (and including gift aid and match funding) we raised over £87,000 for Derby Museums’ Endowment.