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Help us ensure the survival of Nottinghamshire’s only industrial museum.

There are many ways to donate: you can give your time and skills as a volunteer, donate new and nearly new items to The Treasure Trove, and donate financially to ensure that Nottingham Industrial Museum continues to move, teach and inspire future generations.

Financial donations

We are grateful for all monetary donations, regardless of size. We have collection boxes in the Museum for you to give your notes and coins and you can donate by credit/debit card at the cash desk. If you have a chequebook, we even accept cheques made payable to ‘Nottingham Industrial Museum’.


For more information about an individual or corporate sponsorship, or if you have a specific interest or link to one of our exhibits or galleries and would like to support its maintenance, please contact us.

We will promote the name of corporate sponsors on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

We recognise all sponsors through the Supporters’ Wall; both within the Museum and on our website.

Support NIM as you shop

Please look at our eBay shop for high-quality items donated to the museum. We encourage you to do your online shopping through Easy Fundraising choosing Nottingham Industrial Museum as your cause.

Staff personal development and business community projects

Encouraging your staff to volunteer with the Nottingham Industrial Museum pays dividends in the workplace as our volunteers build new skills and gain valuable experience.

If you would like to discuss opportunities for teams to undertake projects or would like to include the Nottingham Industrial Museum in your personal development programme, please contact us.

Donations of items for sale

We accept donations of items for sale in the Treasure Trove and on our eBay shop.

Artefact donations and loan

Nottingham Industrial Museum is a non-collecting organisation and cannot accept any items in the museum building.

If you wish to donate or loan an artefact to Nottingham Industrial Museum, please contact us so we can discuss your offer with our Curator.

Our exhibits are owned and curated by Nottingham City Council, and due to financial and storage constraints, NCC will only accept artefacts directly reflecting our collection’s purpose. However, we work within the East Midlands Agreement on Industrial and Technological Collections. Objects offered to Nottingham Industrial Museum which fit another museum’s collecting area, either through geographical connections or a particular area of specialisation, will be referred to the appropriate organisation.

Wall of Gratitude

We give sincere thanks to the following for supporting us through fundraising events, discounts or the donation of professional services:

Fast Graphics

Waitrose, Wollaton

Co-operative Stores, Bilborough

Coal Fired Media

Inverter Drive Systems

Clarke’s of Nottingham

Lace Mechanics Ltd

23Skidoo Ltd

Nelson’s Solicitors

Mrs Dobson, Abercrombie School

Travis Perkins

We welcome weekday private group tours - please contact us to arrange

Find us

In the Courtyard at Wollaton Hall and Deer Park.


  • Adult £4.00
  • Concession / Student £3.00
  • Accompanied children FREE
  • Special prices may apply for event days - please see event pages for details
  • See 'Opening Times and Entry Fees' for discounted entry terms and conditions

Payment by cash, debit and credit cards.

Nottingham Industrial Museum is a registered charity (Number: 1167388).
We depend on your generosity to keep the museum open.

Volunteers manage and operate Nottingham Industrial Museum. We provide excellent opportunities for personal development. Please support the museum with your time and skills.

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Nottingham Industrial Museum is a Registered Charity Number: 1167388
Limited Company by Guarantee: 09679802
Registered address: The Courtyard, Wollaton Hall And Deer Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, NG8 2AE

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