Trusts and Foundations

As the Museum's statutory funding has decreased significantly over the last five years and is set to be cut further, forming partnerships with trusts and foundations is essential to our work. Together, we can help you fulfil your charitable objectives and save England's hard won coal mining heritage.

We are fortunate to work with a number of grant-giving organisations to protect coal mining memories: from creating the newly opened Miners' Memorial Garden; to funding STEM workshops for local school children; and large-scale redevelopment of our unique and much-loved underground tour experience.

We work together to collect and preserve the industry’s rich heritage and create enjoyable and inspiring ways to learn for everyone.

How your donation could make a difference:

£25 could buy a 1 litre tin of conservation grade polish for our 1876 steam winder

£250 could buy in a specialist conservator for a day

£3000 could digitise our strike archive material

£20,000 could conserve a large piece of machinery

£150,000 would return a steam locomotive to full working order


To find out how we can help you meet your charitable objectives and work together to save coal mining history email Liz Orme.


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