Adopt an Object!

Adopt one of our fascinating collection of over 5,000 artefacts – from an 18th century dress to pistols from Culloden, a historic steam locomotive nameplate and even a ceramic cat!

Adopting an object makes a perfect quirky gift and helps protect our unique heritage – with prices to suit all pockets.


Pick you favourite object below and adopt today!

Why Should I Adopt?

We are planning a massive redevelopment of the Museum to upgrade our visitor facilities, install completely new exhibitions and create new community space (learn more here)

Help make our project a success and help the Museum thrive for the next 50 years and beyond!

Every contribution of any size helps make a real difference to the Museum

Adopt securely through our JustGiving page - please have a look at our exciting adoption options below.

What Do I Get?

-Receive a printed certificate

-Your name as sponsor next to the object on display during your adoption
and listed on our website

-Free entry to the Museum during period of adoption

-10% discount in our gift shop

-Adoption is valid for 2 years

Choose an Object!

Click on an object to find out more

Once you have made payment please email with your contact details and quoting your donation receipt number and we will send you your adoption pack!

Please be assured that we will not send you further marketing materials unrelated to your adoption and you can opt out at any time.