Become a Patron
As an independent charity; we receive no government funding, and are not underwritten financially. We rely on donations, admission fees and events to raise revenue and preserve our collections for the benefit of future generations.
Our Patrons support the Museum by subscribing from just £2 per month; this income is then used to fund the operation of the Museum and the achievement of our charitable objectives.
In return, we offer a number of rewards including access to live streams of concerts, free tickets, and much more.
Alternatively, you can also apply for annual membership of the Museum, which gives you a direct say in the way that the Trust operates, as well as free admission to the Musical Museum (and the Museum of Water and Steam) for a year.
Over the past 50 years, The Musical Museum has been run almost entirely by volunteers. We are extremely grateful to them for their enthusiasm, skills and support, which won "Highly Commended - Volunteer Team of the Year" at the Museum and Heritage awards.
We welcome everyone from all backgrounds and levels of expertise, and have opportunities to suit - from instrument restoration, to reception, audio-visual, tour guides, gardeners, accounting, marketing... and many more.
We are particularly looking for technical theatre or film / media students who can help us with filming, vision mixing, sound & lighting for our new YouTube channel.
Become a Trustee
We are always seeking new Trustees to broaden the mix of individuals who make up our board of Directors, and encourage a broad spectrum of applications. We are looking for individuals with a senior professional background and in particular, experience of fundraising, marketing, venue hire, collections management/curation or education to help us deliver our charitable aims. We operate an equal-opportunities policy – regardless of age, sexuality, gender or ethnicity, we welcome applications from anyone with relevant leadership experience.
Trustees are not paid a salary; instead you will be able to apply your skills, experience and contacts to help us grow the museum's visitors, reach new audiences, and build a sustainable future for our collections.
Interested parties should make contact with our office.