Make a Donation

The National Media Museum is a charity committed to maintaining free entry. A donation from you will help us care for the National Media Collection, acquire new objects, create innovative exhibitions and galleries, and become recognised as the best museum in the world for inspiring people to learn about, engage with and create media.

How to Make a Donation

Thank you to all our visitors who made a donation at one of our museums (National Media Museum, Museum of Science and Industry, National Railway Museum and the Science Museum). Last financial year alone, you very generously donated £1.6 million towards our work.

This money is so important to all of our museums as not only does it help us replace the funding lost due to reductions in Grant in Aid, it means we can spend it where we need to the most: ensuring your visit is as memorable and enjoyable as possible. Receiving regular visitor donations means that this income now plays a crucial role in contributing to showcase the past and inspire the future about the science in all of our lives.

We would love it if you would like to donate today.

  • You can donate online via BT MyDonate.
  • If you are visiting the Museum, please make a donation at any of our donation boxes, placed near the entrance and throughout the building.
  • Download our Donation Form to make a donation by cheque or credit/debit card and send it back in the post to the following address:

Donations c/o Development Dept.
National Media Museum
Bradford BD1 1NQ

Our Charitable Status

The National Media Museum (as part of the Science Museum Group) is an exempt charity under the second schedule of the Charities Act 1960 and is recognised as charitable by HMRC. Our HMRC tax exemption number is XN63797A.

Get in touch

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact:

Brodie Lyon, Head of Individual Giving
Tel: 020 7942 4382

The National Media Museum (as part of SMG) is an exempt charity under the Second Schedule of the Charities Act of 1960 and is recognised as charitable by HM Revenue and Customs.

If you are looking for information about donating an object, please visit our Donate an Object page.