Supporting Us

Become a Friend

Friends of the Nelson Museum support the museum with an annual £12.50 membership fee or £20 for joint membership. As a Friend of the Nelson Museum you will be entitled to free entry to the museum, quarterly newsletters, invitations to previews of new exhibitions and discounted entry to museum events.

Become a Nelson Club Member

Nelson Club Members support the museum with a £100 annual donation, which entitles the member to all the Friends benefits plus free entry to museum events.

Make a Bequest

By including the museum in your will you can have a personal and lasting impact on the future of the museum and, as a registered charity, bequests to the museum are exempt from inheritance tax. When making a bequest we recommend you consult your solicitor to ensure your will is legally valid, reflects your intentions and is kept safe and up-to-date.


Museum volunteers staff the museum's reception and shop, greeting customers, serving on the till and provide visitors with information about the museum and the local area.

Volunteers also assist with special event days and activities as well as taking on other roles such as carpenter, dressmaker, gardener and researcher.

The museum holds a Christmas Party, a Spring Training Day and an End of Season get together for the volunteers each year. It is a great way to meet new people and support the local heritage!

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the museum for a further details and an application form.

Visiting Us:

Visits usually take between one to two hours. There is full wheeled access to the galleries, shop, toilets and Maritime Courtyard. We also have a car park directly adjacent to the museum.

Admission Fees:

  • Adults £4.25 (over 16)
  • Concessions £3.75 (OAP, students)
  • Children £2.50 (Over 3, under 16)
  • Family ticket £12.95 (2 adults, up to 4 children)
  • We offer discounted rates for pre-booked groups
    Contact the museum for further details on
    01493 850 698

Opening Times:

    1st Feb - 19th Nov

  • Monday - Thursday 10am - 4pm
  • Friday - 1pm - 4pm
  • Saturday - CLOSED
  • Sunday - 1pm - 4pm
  • Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.
  • It is advisable to contact the museum before your visit as opening times maybe subject to change.

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