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Derby Museums’ Endowment

The Endowment will provide financial stability to ensure that future generations have access to our museum collections and the huge range of activities and events that they inspire. This is our way of looking out for the generations to come.


Supporting Derby Museums’ Endowment helps us to: 

  • Raise the aspirations of young people to be the makers, artists and thinkers of the future
  • Look after 250,000 heritage objects in our collection
  • Deliver an inspiring range of free family activities, engaging over 25,000 people annually
  • Engage and inspire over 140,000 people who visit our three sites each year

Find out more about our work with children and young people, by downloading our Inspiring and Empowering our Children and Young People Report

How can I help?

In 2017, we were delighted to have been offered a match funding Heritage Endowment Grant of £1m by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, which meant that every pound given to Derby Museums’ Endowment campaign before September 2022 was doubled, creating a £2 million Endowment Fund for Derby Museums.

Whilst we were delighted to reach our original targets, it remains a Derby Museums’ priority to continue to build our Endowment, further strengthening our resilience for the future.

There are a number of ways you can help:

We would like to thank all supporters who have generously donated to and/or continue to help build our Endowment.