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There are many ways to donate: you can give your time and skills as a volunteer, donate new and nearly new items to The Treasure Trove, and donate financially to ensure that Nottingham Industrial Museum continues to move, teach and inspire future generations.

Financial donations

We are grateful for all monetary donations, regardless of size. We have 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 online, please visit our Donate Now page.


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

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 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 recognise 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 and special occasions. Plaques can have any message and logo providing it is suitable for public display.

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

Donations of items for sale

We accept donations of items for sale in the Treasure Trove and on our ebay shop.

Support NIM as you shop

Please look at our eBay shop for high-quality items donated to the museum

If you are shopping on Amazon, please use this link to register the museum as your chosen charity and then use the URL to shop.

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, discounts or the donation of professional services:

Fast Graphics

Waitrose, Wollaton

Co-operative Stores, Bilborough

Coal Fired Media

Inverter Drive Systems

Clarke’s of Nottingham

Lace Mechanics Ltd

23Skidoo Ltd

Nelson’s Solicitors

Mrs Dobson, Abercrombie School

Our Kid Go Free policy, regular children's activities and family tours make the museum an ideal attraction for families.

We are open from 11:00 to 16:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays (except Christmas and New Year).

Please note that the Industrial Museum will be closed on July 20th, 2019 due to the Splendour Music Festival

We welcome weekday private group tours - please contact us to arrange

Find us

In the Courtyard at Wollaton Hall and Deer Park.


  • Adult £3.00
  • Concession / Student £2.00
  • Accompanied children (aged 0-15) FREE
  • Special prices may apply for event days - please see event pages for details
  • See 'Opening Times and Entry Fees' for discounted entry terms and conditions

Payment by cash, debit and credit cards and PayPal

Nottingham Industrial Museum is a registered charity (Number: 1167388).
We depend on your generosity to keep the museum open.

Volunteers manage and operate Nottingham Industrial Museum. We provide excellent opportunities for personal development. Please support the museum with your time and skills.

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