Donations to the Museum

Donations are a really important way of supporting our museums, and there are many ways that you can do it.  If you would like to support us, please fill in the form at the bottom of this page for more details.


One off donation – your donations help us to:

  • Acquire new items for our collections
  • Support conservation and research work
  • Establish community, education and outreach projects
  • Create exciting family activites


Please remember us through a Gift in your Will

Newstead Abbey is extremely grateful to those individuals who have made, or have expressed an intention to make a gift to the us in their Will.

Such a gift is among the most far reaching and valuable contributions a supporter can make, directly benefiting future generations of museum visitors. A gift can reflect your particular interests and passions and can be directed to specific areas of the museum’s work.



Donating an item

If you have an item that you think we would like to bring into our collections please email us with as much detail about the item and we will have one of our Collections team contact you if we are interested.  At present our we are specifically looking for items in the following categories:

  • Items relating to the Byron Family
  • Lace – especially Nottingham lace
  • Objects for our handling collections


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Virtual Gifts

Stuck for what to give to the person who has everything? Our virtual gifts are the perfect solution. Help plant a roses at Newstead, help to conserve our collections or just make a donation in your loved ones name. Great gifts for every occasion.


In Memory

Our sites mean so much to so many people and supporting us can be a wonderful way to remember friends and family. Giving in memory is a meaningful way to celebrate the life of a loved one by donating to something that was really special to them.

We are also happy to help you remember your loved one with sponsorship of trees and benches here at Newstead Abbey.

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Support from Businesses

We welcome donations from businesses of all shapes and sizes and can thank and acknowledge your support in a variety of ways.

We work closely with companies and individuals. These programmes encourage annual giving of donations over £250 which enables us to look after our very special sites.

Contact us about donations