Patronage and Individual Support

Become part of a passionate community dedicated to discovering, celebrating and collecting more than 500 years of communications history.


By becoming a Patron, you join a group of passionate and engaged supporters. Our Patrons receive free entry to the Museum, as well as exclusive invitations to see exhibitions, events, private collections and dinners, with insights from our curators and CEO.


For further information on our Patron schemes, please contact: Bridget Cusack, Individual Giving Manager –, or call +44 (0)300 0300 700


We are planning to launch an affordable General Membership scheme for individuals and families in 2019.

Our membership scheme will offer preferential access to the Museum and Mail Rail as well as family discounts, priority booking and email updates.

If you are interested in becoming a Member when the scheme launches next year, please contact:, or call + 44 (0)300 0300 700

A Gift in your Will

Legacy and in-memory gifts make an enormous contribution to the Museum and our long-term sustainability.


The Postal Museum is a charity and legacies are an incredibly important source of income for us. They help us to protect and conserve our archive, educate and entertain our visitors, create compelling schools and community programmes and provide learning and research facilities. There are three types of gift that you may bequeath us:

A Residuary Gift

This is a gift to us of all or part of the value of your estate, once all of your other legal commitments have been settled.

A Pecuniary Gift

This is a gift of a specific sum of money. You can also protect this gift from the effects of inflation by asking your solicitor to ensure that it is index linked.

A Specific Gift (of an item or collection)

If you are thinking of leaving an object or collection of stamps to the Museum in your will, please speak to a member of the Development team first so that our curatorial team can advise us as to whether we can accept the gift.

If you would like to find out more, please contact our Development team –, or call +44 (0)300 0300 700

Donate in memory

Do you have a family member or a friend who worked for the postal service or who cherished and loved railways and social history?

Making a donation in memory of a loved one is a particularly personal way to support us. It honours them and it helps us protect our collections, and maintain the Museum and Mail Rail for future generations.

To find out more about donating to us, please contactour Development team –, or call +44 (0)300 0300 700