Support Us

With the help of our friends, supporters and donors we can ensure that Barnsley’s museums and heritage continue to appeal to a wide range of people, organisations and groups. We would love you to get involved in helping safeguard our past for future generations. To find out more about how your support will help click here.

There are a number of ways you can get involved:

  • Free sign up
  • Become a member
  • Become a Joseph Locke business partner
  • Make a donation
  • Leave a gift in your will

Free sign up
To stay up-to-date with what’s happening at Barnsley Museums & Heritage Trust, sign up to our e-newsletter.

Make a donation
Every penny makes a real difference and means we can continue to offer visitors a wealth of exhibitions and events across Barnsley’s museums – all free to attend. Click here to donate, or look out for one of our donation boxes on your next visit. When making your donation please don’t forget to check the box to ensure we can claim Gift Aid on your donation.

Become a member
By becoming a member of Barnsley Museums & Heritage Trust you can help safeguard the town’s magnificent heritage while helping us continue to provide unforgettable learning experiences for as many people as possible.

Choose from the following membership options:

  • £25 annual supporter membership
  • £40 annual joint supporter membership (2 adults and up to 2 children)

In return you get a membership card, discounts in our shops and cafes at selected venues, invitations to special exhibition launches and events, discounts on special events, private tours and regular e-news updates.

Corporate membership

As a corporate member of Barnsley Museums & Heritage Trust, your business will support the future of Experience Barnsley, Cannon Hall Museum Park & Gardens, Worsbrough Mill and Country Park, The Cooper Gallery, and Elsecar Heritage Centre to ensure the visitor attractions fulfill their potential as inspiring places for years to come. To discuss corporate membership and how we can work together, please contact

We offer two routes for corporate members:
William Harvey Circle – £500 per year (or paid monthly by direct debit)
For an annual donation, William Harvey Circle members will receive benefits including invitations to the summer party, private tours with senior staff behind the scenes, named recognition on exhibition catalogues and our website, discounts in our shops and cafes at selected venues, invitations to special exhibition launches and events, discounts on special events and regular e-news updates.

Joseph Locke Partner – £1,000 per year (or paid monthly by direct debit)
Becoming a Joseph Locke Partner is our highest level of membership, making a three-year commitment to support Barnsley’s museums and heritage. In addition to all the benefits of the William Harvey Circle, Joseph Locke Partners are invited to attend the Chair’s annual dinner. Partners will also have the opportunity for tailored events programmes, and close involvement with the Trustees and senior staff at Barnsley’s museums.

Leave a gift in your will
Did you know – you can leave us a small sum or just 1% of your estate in your will to help us preserve Barnsley’s heritage for future generations?

Gift Aid makes such a big difference

Gift Aid is a terrific way to make your membership go further. If you are a UK taxpayer and choose Gift Aid, Barnsley Museums & Heritage Trust can claim up to 25% of this gift and all future gifts from HM Revenue and Customs. So for every £1 that you give, BMHT will receive an extra 25p. All at no extra cost to you.