There are many ways to donate: you can give your time and skills as a volunteer, donate new and nearly new items to our Bric-a-Brac Charity Shop, and donate financially to ensure that Nottingham Industrial Museum continues to move, teach and inspire future generations.

Financial donations

All monetary donations, no matter how large or small, are very gratefully appreciated. There are several collection boxes in the Museum for you to give your notes and coins and you can donate by credit/debit card at the cash desk. If you have a chequebook, we even accept cheques made payable to ‘Nottingham Industrial Museum’. If you would like to donate on-line, please visit our Donate Now page.

Steaming Day Sponsorship

Would you like to have a Steaming Day named after you, your company or in memory of a loved one? Why not consider a one-off sponsorship for only £250?

You and up to nine friends will receive complimentary VIP entry to your Steaming Day including a glass of bubbly on arrival, a personal behind the scenes tour (hard hats provided), and you will finish with afternoon tea and cake.

The main sponsor will receive an Individual Lifetime Membership to the Museum and recognition on our Supporters’ Wall; both within the Museum and on our website.

We will promote the name of corporate sponsors on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For more information about individual or corporate sponsorship, or if you have a specific interest or link to one of our exhibits or galleries and would like to support its maintenance, please contact us.

We recognise all sponsors through the Supporters’ Wall; both within the Museum and on our website.

Staff personal development and business community projects

Encouraging your staff to volunteer with Nottingham Industrial Museum pays dividends in the workplace as our volunteers get the opportunity to build new skills and gain valuable experience. If you would like to discuss opportunities for teams to undertake projects or would like to include Nottingham Industrial Museum in your personal development programme, please contact us.

The Supporters’ Wall

We are creating a Supporters Wall to formally recognise those individuals and organisations who financially support Nottingham Industrial Museum. Each plaque will be solid brass, approximately 10×5 inches and will be prominently displayed in the Steam Hall. The plaques will be a permanent fixture; we will not take them down while we lease the building.

We would like the plaques to represent many diverse organisations, but we would also love to have personal plaques in memory of loved ones who have passed away. Each plaque can have any message and logo providing it is decent and suitable for public display (please bear in mind children will read these plaques).

Each plaque costs £100 – please contact us to order a plaque.

Artefact donations and loan

Nottingham Industrial Museum is a non-collecting organisation and cannot accept any items in the museum building.

If you wish to donate or loan an artefact to Nottingham Industrial Museum, please contact us so we can discuss your offer with our Curator.

Our exhibits are owned and curated by Nottingham City Council, and due to financial and storage constraints, NCC will only accept artefacts directly reflecting our collection’s purpose. However, we work within the East Midlands Agreement on Industrial and Technological Collections. Objects offered to Nottingham Industrial Museum which fit another museum’s collecting area, either through geographical connections or a particular area of specialisation, will be referred to the appropriate organisation.

Wall of Gratitude

We give sincere thanks to the following for supporting us through fundraising events, the donation of professional services:

Fast Graphics

Waitrose, Wollaton

Co-operative Stores, Bilborough

Coal Fired Media