York Museums Trust

Become a Patron and help secure our future

Our vision is to work together with audiences and communities to inspire, to share and to care for cultural heritage. Your support as a Patron, helps York Museums Trust deliver this vision.

Become a Patron Today.

As a regular supporter you will be helping York Museums Trust to deliver this vision. By sharing art, culture, stories and history, we can change lives through the inspiration our collections offer. Your patronage will enable us to continue to care for the collections of the city of York, work with our communities to spark curiosity, improve wellbeing and create opportunities for learning and enjoyment now and for generations to come.

Patrons make a real difference to our work as a charity, helping secure our long-term sustainability and continue as an important centre for the region’s cultural, historical and artistic endeavours.

Through your support we could achieve so much. Whether that be helping local children find their inner artist by providing materials to use in York Art Gallery to finding Yorkshire’s next generation of curators and scientists or unearthing new treasure and ensuring it is never lost again.

Not only will you help secure our future, you will be able to explore in new ways our magnificent collections, art, buildings and stories as well as meeting others as passionate and curious as you about York Museums Trust.


Make a difference today, join the Patrons of York Museums Trust.

As a thank you for your commitment, Patrons enjoy a range of benefits:

A MONTHLY INSIGHT – Get closer to what’s happening across our sites, our collections and our work with communities. Insights include interviews with our experts, unveiling secrets from our collections, profiling star objects and conservation efforts.

PRIORITY BOOKING – For exhibitions and events

FREE ENTRY – To all York Museum Trust venues and exhibitions

ACCESS TO THE PATRONS EVENTS PROGRAMME – Come together with other Patrons and enjoy a selection of events that highlight key projects at our museums and gallery.

EVENING PREVIEWS – Get a private moment to enjoy each of our exhibitions across our three main sites, Yorkshire Museum, York Castle Museum and York Art Gallery

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF YOUR SUPPORT in our Annual Review and online.


Support our work in a deeper way, get closer to our nationally significant collection and meet with like-minded people. Engage with our community work and enjoy special events – join today.

Register your interest by emailing Patrons@ymt.org.uk