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Help us keep the museum open for the benefit of the community.

The Museum of East Dorset is committed to preserving the heritage of the area and sharing the collections with our visitors through a range of exhibitions, school programmes, community events and lifelong learning opportunities. As a charity, we rely on the generosity of our supporters to ensure that we can survive. Your support, at any level, is hugely important.

Donations are always very welcome. If you are a tax-payer, the museum can claim the tax paid on your donation, however large or small, through Gift Aid. This equates to an additional 25p for every £1 that you give, making your donation even more valuable to us. For the donor, it is deductible for income tax purposes, thereby reducing your income tax liability.

Please ask us for a Gift Aid declaration when you visit or click here to download the form. That way, we can maximise your generosity.

Donations are free of Inheritance Tax. If you want to give an asset other than cash, it would be free of Capital Gains Tax.

We are now able to take donations securely online through the JustGiving website. Now you can show your support anywhere, anytime:

How will we use your donation?

All donations will be used to further the charitable aims of the museum of East Dorset. They provide much needed support for conservation work, exhibitions, learning as well as the museum’s operating costs. This in turn will enable visitors, school pupils and the local community to engage with their heritage.

Here are some examples of how the museum might use donations from supporters:

£1 buys a bag to pack an object
£12 -15 is the price of an acid free box
£24 buys a roll of jiffy foam

£50 – £100 helps us produce an interpretation panel for our temporary exhibition gallery

£ 2,000 pays for a temporary exhibition

Each donation we receive is truly appreciated and makes a real difference to the work that we do.


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