The Museum is an independent registered charity. We receive no regular public funding and rely on visitor and shop income to sustain 250 years of industrial heritage – in the place where it was made. It’s been tough closing the doors for lockdown restrictions. We lost over 71% of income last year during the pandemic, putting this magnificent inheritance in jeopardy.
Please help support the Museum to survive the impact of Covid-19 on heritage. Make a donation at
Find out below about other ways you can support our work, so people can enjoy these magnificent collections, now and into the future.
Thank you so much for your generosity. It’s a lifeline in these challenging times.