Become a "friend" of Sherborne Museum by joining its Association. Support through membership is really the life blood of the Museum. For a very reasonable yearly subscription (or you may consider giving more than the minimal amount or becoming a Life Member) you are entitled to a copy of our twice-yearly newsletter, free admission to the Museum at all times, a chance to attend our Winter Lectures and also an invitation to the annual AGM which includes cheese and wine and a private viewing of the new exhibitions.
For details and an application form click here.
As a charity we are always grateful when donations (including subscriptions) are accompanied by a completed Gift Aid declaration. This enables us to reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 given. This is a great boost to our income.
Donors, as well as being UK tax payers, must have paid or will pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that they donate to will reclaim on their gifts for that tax year. Other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify.
It costs £35 each day to run the Museum.
£5 buys document cleaning powder
£10 buys a pack of 25 polyester pockets for photographic storage
£12 buys a long dress cover
£35 buys a boxbinder to hold archives or a moth trap to protect costumes
£50 buys 6 banner bags
£150 buys a disaster preparedness kit
Photograph by Judy Nash of Sherborne Old Friendly Society silk banner
Charities Aid Foundation
We would be delighted to receive a donation from you via the Charities Aid Foundation website. You may make a donation using your credit or debit card, PayPal, CAF Charity Account or CAF Charitable Trust. Please click on the link.
No-one wants to think about dying, but when you have remembered your loved ones in your will, please will you consider securing the heritage of our lovely town by leaving a gift to Sherborne Museum Association (Registered Charity No. 306251). Any donation, large or small, could make a real difference to maintenance, conservation or special projects - or you may decide to leave a specific item or private collection, secure in the knowledge it will be cared for and appreciated by future generations.
There are three main types of legacy: specific, a gift of a particular item as specified in your will; pecuniary, a gift of a specified amount of money and residuary, the remainder of your estate after any specific and pecuniary legacies have been made and all taxes, debts and bills have been paid. If you do choose to remember us in this way - THANK YOU.
The 200 club
Sherborne Museum has launched a 200 club after successfully applying for a Small Societies Lottery License. This is a really fun way of supporting the Museum, while also having the opportunity to win cash prizes. Since the first draw in February 2010, the venture has gained many members. Why not have a go while spare numbers are still available?
For a copy of the rules click here.
For an application form click here.