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Make a Donation

Our museums, garden and collections rely on support from a wide range of sources. No matter the size of gift, your generosity can make a huge difference to our work.  

Your support can help us to:  

  • Care for, conserve and store our collections to the highest standards 
  • Study and share our collections  
  • Engage with our local and global communities  
  • Create world-class exhibitions and gallery displays  
  • Support the maintenance and development of our exquisite Botanic Garden. 

Thanks to recent donations we have been able to:  

  • Establish a new Student Art Prize to recognise and support the creativity of our students 
  • Research and publish a new book on one of our most important donors, the Rt Hon Malcolm MacDonald. 

Donate by post

You can make a one-off donation or set up a regular contribution to our work. Please make sure that you tick ‘other’ and state which of our venues or collections you wish to support.   

Please consider ticking the Gift Aid option if you are a UK taxpayer. Using gift aid means that for every £1 you give, we get an extra 25p.   

Putting a Gift in your Will

If you are thinking of including us in your will, we would encourage you to get in touch and share your wishes with us. This will ensure that we can thank you appropriately and, most importantly, that we understand your wishes and the impact your gift could have. Please contact Dr Craig Barclay, Head of Museums in complete confidence.   

If you are considering making a bequest, you can obtain further information on securing legal advice, writing a will and securing tax benefits from our Legacies Team.