Support Our Museums


Together we can save the future of our museums. Now is the time to act.

#SupportOurMuseums is a UK-wide campaign run by the Museums Association and Crowdfunder to support our fantastic museums and help them face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

Together we have already raised over £200,000 for museums across the UK. And the journey’s not over yet: Museums Association Institutional Member museums are welcome to launch new campaigns of their own. 

Crowdfunder has waived their platform fees, so more of the money raised will go to you and your museum. And setting up a Crowdfunding campaign is simple and costs nothing.

We have tried crowdfunding in the past with very little success, but with support from and professionalism of Crowdfunder this time it really worked. We were encouraged to plan and make the project as exciting as possible and the support to maximise social media and other channels lead to us exceeding our wildest expectations.

David Mann - Director, Scottish Maritime Museum

If your museum is a Museums Association member, you can take part and launch a crowdfunding campaign. Whatever the size or location of your museum, this is an opportunity to gain some much-needed support and to amplify your fundraising efforts as part of a UK-wide campaign.

You can sign up by following the link below and start to create a crowdfunding campaign specific to your museum. There is no commitment at this stage and at any point you can decide not to go ahead, but by registering you can find out the resources available and access a free recorded webinar on crowdfunding.


+ estimated £34,666 Gift Aid

Total raised

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Total supporters

But don't just take our word for it...

The Museums Association opportunity gave us the push we need to do our first Crowdfunder. The support we received from the Crowdfunder team was invaluable, they were able to answer all our questions and guide us throughout the process. I would recommend any museum to start their Crowdfunder today.

Charlotte Hall - Curator, The Peace Museum

Taking part in the #SupportOurMuseums campaign led to amazing results for our Crowdfunder, as we smashed our target; securing £58,000 as well as receiving amazing messages of support. The campaign helped us reach out to people who love our museum, build new relationships and connect people with our vision for the future.

Katy Ashton - Director, People's History Museum

How crowdfunding works

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Add your idea to Crowdfunder

Create your unique page. Tell your story and explain your idea. Then set a target and how long you need to reach it.

Get the word out

Get the word out

Spread the word to friends, professional contacts and others in your community. Tell everyone you know about your project.

Get funded

Get funded

People who like your idea donate or pledge money in return for a reward they’ll receive once your project succeeds.

The benefits of crowdfunding

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Expert coaching

Expert coaches on hand to offer support and advice

Creating your project

Zero platform fees

So more of the money you raise goes straight to your museum in need

Running your project

Easy to set up

Set up your fundraising page in minutes

Start crowdfunding for your museum

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