Make Friends with Sheffield Museums

Curator Alex sharing collections with members at the annual Friends' event 2017. Image © Andy Brown

***We’re updating our systems from 26 March – 30 April and are unable to accept any Friends membership payments during this time – we're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, we'll be up and running as usual as soon as the work is complete. We always love to hear from you, so if you do have any queries in the meantime, please email fundraising@museums-sheffield.org.uk***


By becoming a Sheffield Museums Friend, you will be helping to keep Sheffield’s much-loved museums and galleries free and open for everyone to enjoy.

As a charity, Sheffield Museums needs the support from its Friends to stage inspirational exhibitions, provide engaging learning programmes and ensure Sheffield’s outstanding collections are safeguarded for future generations to explore.

As a Friend, you will join a growing group of art and heritage supporters who feel passionately about Sheffield’s museums and galleries and the joy that they bring to people’s lives.

From just £25 per year, and as a thank you for supporting Sheffield Museums, you will receive:

  • Exclusive invitations to exhibition launch events for you and a guest (when we are able to host these again)
  • Access to a specially curated programme of Friends-only events
  • E-newsletters and regular updates
  • 10% discount in our shops and cafés
  • Free entry to Kelham Island Museum and Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet*

*Over the coming months Kelham Island Museum and Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet will move to being free entry – until then Friends will be able to enjoy free entry to Kelham Island Museum and Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, simply show your membership card to staff on arrival.

Sign Me Up! Join or renew online here or if you have any questions, we would love to hear from you.  

Family Friends Membership (2 adults and up to 4 children under 16)
Join as a Family Friend and in addition to all the benefits above, you and your family will get the chance to spend quality time together in the museums and enjoy family-friendly activities, including special events exclusively for Family Friends. Find out more here.

Museums Sheffield Friends Circle – from £300
As a Friends Circle member, you’ll have the opportunity to develop a deeper connection to Sheffield Museums. You’ll get to meet our talented team, enjoy private views, and discover Sheffield’s wonderful collections through behind-the-scenes tours and specially curated events throughout the year. Being a Friends Circle member really does gets you closer to magic of Sheffield Museums. Most importantly, you will be supporting your museums and galleries to have a vibrant future. Find out more here.

Thank you for supporting Sheffield Museums.

Sheffield Museums is a registered charity. Registered Charity Number 1194032

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