Who are we?
York Army Museum is a small, independent, award-winning museum, set in the heart of York. We work with our communities to create positive social impacts. If you've never visited us and you'd like to have a look around you can take a peek with our virtual tour, just click the link below
Why are we fundraising?
We tell the stories of our regiments from 1685 to the present day. These stories are brought to life by our fantastic team of volunteers, both behind the scenes and front of house: researching, cataloguing, welcoming visitors and delivering amazing workshops for schools and local groups.
We miss our volunteers very much at the moment, but we can't welcome them back to the museum until we have sufficient protective equipment in place to make sure they are all safe. We love engaging with schools but again, at the moment, object handling is difficult to deliver.
How will the money be spent?
We want to provide our collections volunteers with their own set of equipment for cataloguing, cleaning and packaging objects, and a safe space in which to work with protective screens. This costs us £120 per volunteer. We aim to raise enough funds to equip and protect 5 collections volunteers = £600.
We want to provide our education staff and volunteers with more loan boxes which they can lend to schools or community groups to be kept for use within their group bubble, and then returned, quarantined and cleaned. This costs us £300 per box. We aim to raise enough funds to create a WW1 and a WW2 box = £600
Please take a look at our fantastic rewards and consider pledging towards our target. Every penny counts and every donation helps to preserve heritage, to share our soldiers' stories, and to keep community volunteers safe. We will be thanking all funders on social media if they would like us to do so - although we know some of our superheroes prefer to keep their identities secret, and that's fine. We would like to create a list of funders to display in the museum, but again if you prefer to be anonymous that's fine too, we'll love you anyway.