A glass radiolarian model in the Museum's Treasures gallery

Why support us?

‘With your help, we will draw on the Museum’s unique expertise and collections to pursue work that is distinctive, excellent and relevant. Patrons in particular enable us to maximise our impact so we can rise to our challenges, and succeed.'

Professor Ian Owens, Director of Science

This is a time of extraordinary opportunity for the Museum and the global scientific community. As a Patron you can be part of it.

Patronage starts from £1,000 per annum. Your gift will help us tackle global social problems, educate and inspire future generations, and enable us to share our unrivalled collections with the world.

Find out more in our Patronage brochure PDF (2.4MB)

Download the Patronage application form PDF (337KB)

Why become a Patron?

As a Patron you can enjoy:

  • exclusive Patron events including private exhibition viewings 
  • quarterly updates on projects funded by Patronage income
  • behind-the-scenes news
  • Museum tours
  • free entry to all our temporary exhibitions
  • 10 free tickets to our temporary exhibitions for your family and friends

Contact us

Development Department
The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD
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