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.

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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.

Whether it be a tour of our galleries, or a drinks reception hosted by our Chief Executive, our varied programme is sure to delight.

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

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

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

12 MONTH COMPLIMENTARY ENTRY TO ALL YORK ART GALLERY EXHIBITIONS See world class art for free. Visit our exhibitions designed to inspire, to make you reflect and make you question

12 MONTH COMPLIMENTARY ENTRY TO THE YORKSHIRE MUSEUM AND YORK CASTLE MUSEUM See outstanding collections of major archaeological importance such as the iconic Middleham Jewel at the Yorkshire Museum or step back in time in our famous Victorian street, Kirkgate, at York Castle Museum

PRIORITY BOOKING To our annual events programme – enjoy early booking, to ensure your place at our exciting events

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

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF YOUR SUPPORT In our Annual Review and online


We have three levels of Patron support starting from £250 a year or £21 monthly:


£1,500 annually or £125 monthly (Joint Patronage £2,700 annually or £225 monthly)
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£750 annually or £63 monthly (Joint Patronage £1,350.00 annually or £113 monthly)
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£250 annually or £21 monthly (Joint Patronage £450 annually or £37.50 monthly)
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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.

To speak to one of our team to find out more, email Patrons@ymt.org.uk