Do you share our aim in Making Dorset Proud? This is a wonderful county with a fantastic history, and a Museum with collections equal to some of the best in the UK.
Tomorrow’s Museum for Dorset will transform the Museum, for the collections and for generations of people who want to explore and enjoy its treasures.
There are many ways to give: online, by cheque or bank transfer, a single payment or a regular amount.
You can make a donation to the project here, either one-off or spread over a period of time. Please don’t forget to Gift Aid your donation – it makes it 25% more valuable to the Museum at no extra cost to you.
Cheque or bank transfer
You can download the Gift Aid application via the link below and post it, together with the cheque, to Gabriella Crouch, Development Manager, Dorset County Museum, High Street West, Dorchester DT1 1XA. Please make cheques payable to DNHAS, include your name and address, even if you don’t want your gift to be acknowledged publicly. We will want to say ‘thank you’.
Before you give, and if you’d like to know more about the project and its individual elements, please get in touch.
Your first contact will be Gabby who’ll be able to answer any questions you have by email, on the phone or over a cup of tea.
It will take time, and money
The Heritage Lottery Fund has decided the vision is worthy of national priority and has confirmed a grant of £11.34m, leaving the Museum a fundraising target of £3.56m. Great progress has been made- funds of £2m have been raised from trusts, foundations and generous individuals, leaving another £1.57m to solicit. This is where we need your help. We need to raise £1.57m as quickly as possible to fully benefit from HLF’s grant.
A Huge Thank You
to all those who have already supported Tomorrow’s Museum for Dorset including:
Adrian and Jane Frost Charitable Trust | Alan Thomson | Alice Ellen Cooper Dean Charitable Foundation | April Corner | Association for Roman Archaeology | Barry and Caryl Ventham | Betty Pontin | Bill and Jose Hinton | Bill North | Billie Brown | Brigid Martin | Bunbury Charitable Trust | Carole and Harry Burden | Chris Deaves | Christopher Spry | Christopher T. Rod | Colonel David James OBE | David Holden | David Taylor | Dorchester Town Council | Dorset County Council | Elizabeth Morse | Elizabeth Russell-Gaunt | Felicity House | Fine Family Foundation | Foyle Foundation | Frances Austin-Jones | Frances Mallet | Francis and Geraldine Plowden | Garfield Weston Foundation | General Sir Michael and Lady Rose | Geoffrey and Shirley Charter | Giles, Jenny, Leah, Morgan and Ellie Watts | Graham Leven | Hans Wells-Furby | Headley Trust | Heritage Lottery Fund | Hugo & Caroline Wood-Homer | Jane Edward | Jean Greer | Jeremy J. Cater | Jeremy Pope | Jeremy Powne | Jill Minchin | John and Carole Singleton | John and Sue Rowntree | John Bugler | John Cruse | John Grantham | John Mercer | John P. L. Tory | Josephine Pentney | Joyce Cloughly | Julian Arkell OBE | June Salt | Karen Harrison | Kath Joslin | Lilian Swindall | Linda Scotts & Arend Vast | Liz Arkell | Lt Col Rex Goddard & the late Mrs Jill Goddard | Mansel-Pleydell, Cecil and the Drew Trust | Margaret Lovett | Martin Cree | Mary Ashdown and Mike Hobbs | Mary Rimmer | Michael and Terry Slocock | Michael Pengelly | Dr Mike Morris | Mike and Jan Walker | Mr and Mrs John Young | Mr and Mrs Patrick Pisani | Mr and Mrs T Goss | Mrs Caroline Wells | Nancy Jones | Ophelia Follett | Pat & John Palmer | Patricia Davies | Patrick & Frances Moule | Paul Tomlinson | Peter Cramb | Peter Down | Peter Mann | Peter Mills | Philip John Short | Philip Toogood | Pru Bollam | Richard and Ann Purvis | Richard and Vivien Harrison | Richard and Janet Wilson | Roberts Charitable Trust | Ron Cave | Roy and Pauline Lowings | Sheila Wild | Sir Philip Williams | Steffen Riisager | Sue Taylor | Terry Hearing | The Sackler Trust | Valentine Trust | Valerie Dicker | Venetia Ross Skinner | Viscount & Viscountess Marchwood | West Dorset District Council | Wolfson Foundation | and to those donors who wish to remain anonymous.
The Museum always welcomes new volunteers of all ages. It’s an exciting time to get involved as everyone is planning for Tomorrow’s Museum for Dorset and contributing ideas for future displays and activities.