One of the questions our front of house staff get asked the most by new visitors is “how much does it cost to look round” but here at Hertford Museum we are dedicated to keeping the museum admission free, as it has always been, so that everyone who wants to visit is able to.
As we’re an independent museum, and a registered charity, our free admission means we rely heavily on donations to help continue to provide a top quality service to current and future generations and so today we wanted to share a few ways you can help us (and what we can do for you in return!)
Become a Patron
Museum Patrons are recorded on a Roll of Honour at the museum and are invited to social events at the museum, including Private Views events for any exhibition the museum puts on to thank them for their generous support. Patrons also receive the regular museum newsletter.
To become a Patron we ask for a donation of £100 (or more) a year.
Become a Friend
The Friends of Hertford Museum fundraise for the museum but they also provide a varied programme of talks, visits and social activities for their members. As a Friend you will receive a regular newsletter three times a year with information about Friends events as well as the latest museum updates.
Membership costs £10 for an individual or £15 per year for a household and you can pick up a form from the museum Front Desk.
The Friends of Hertford Museum Christmas Party.
Join our Super 100 Club
The museum Super 100 Club is drawn every month with prizes for the first 3 numbers picked. The prize money depends on how many tickets have been sold with the top prize 20% or the total (then 10% and 5%).
It costs £24 to buy one number for a year and there is no limit on how many numbers you purchase!
Give a Donation
We are always happy to accept donations in cash or cheques by post or in person however big or small! Donations to the museum can always be Gift Aided as well so that we can make the most of your gifts.
Visit our shop
If you’re looking for interesting presents then why not pay a visit to our museum shop. We’ve got a range of toiletries from the National Trust, some beautiful jewelry and lots of toys and games for children. We also stock a large range of local history books several of which aren’t available anywhere else (including on Amazon!).
Every purchase you make in our shop will help the museum so you can do your shopping and feel you’re doing good as well!
Visit & support our events!
There’s always something going on at the museum so please pick up a copy of our newsletter or look at our What’s On page and see what’s coming up next! Why not pick up a second newsletter to give to a friend or neighbor?
Next week we’ll be telling you all about our two exciting events on Saturday 13th October but with October Half Term approaching and then Christmas following fast behind there’s lots to do for all ages and we’re always glad to see you!