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Become a Patron

Join as a Patron today and help us care for the remarkable objects in our collections and share their stories with the world.

Our Museums were founded by people whose vision was to inspire us all using remarkable collections to share Scotland’s stories with the world and bring the world’s stories to Scotland.  

Our Patrons are vital to realising that founding vision.  

Their support helps us care for and conserve our collections, enrich our understanding of each item and its importance, and share our objects and discoveries with more people than ever before. 

Patrons enjoy a range of exclusive benefits including:

  • Free access to our major exhibitions
  • Invitations to talks, lectures and special events
  • Behind the scenes access to our work and our experts through four exclusive Patrons events a year
  • Our Patrons enjoy opportunities to engage with our experts.

    Our Patrons enjoy opportunities to engage with our experts.

  • Special access to Scotland’s National Collections and the stories they reveal.

    Special access to Scotland’s National Collections and the stories they reveal.

  • Exploring behind the scenes and getting closer to our work.

    Exploring behind the scenes and getting closer to our work.

  • Opportunities to connect with each other at events.

    Opportunities to connect with each other at events.

  • Being amongst the first to see new exhibitions at the National Museum of Scotland.

    Being amongst the first to see new exhibitions at the National Museum of Scotland.

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Join as a Patron today and be part of the story

  • Patronage starts at £1,000* per annum
  • George Wilson Circle Patronage starts at £5,000** per annum

Patronage can also be paid in monthly Direct Debit instalments, and can be made as a gift on behalf of someone else.

More Information

Patronage consists of two parts: a fee that covers the taxable benefits package, and a suggested annual donation to support the work of National Museums Scotland. The donation portion is a suggested donation to which Gift Aid provisions apply, but you may purchase the benefits package separately without making any further donation. Minimum payments include VAT at the standard rate.

* Benefits value £100, suggested annual donation £900+

** Benefits value £300, suggested annual donation £4,700+

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The work done by National Museums Scotland is life enhancing. So many children benefit from school visits, and adults too encounter something new and fascinating each time they come through the doors. As Patrons we have derived a great deal of pleasure from the special events and from our not infrequent visits to Chambers Street. We look forward to many more years of discovery.
- Colin and Hilary Ross, Patrons of National Museums Scotland

Join by post

Download our Patron form and post it to:

Development Team
National Museums Scotland
Chambers Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1JF

To find out more about becoming a Patron, and other ways to join, please contact us on 0131 247 4448 or email patrons@nms.ac.uk

Connie Clark
Development Officer

E: patrons@nms.ac.uk T: 0131 247 4448

Aimée Hooper
Development Manager

E: patrons@nms.ac.uk T: 0131 247 4191

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