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Sherborne Museum looks after an estimated 9,000 artefacts, photographs, maps, documents, textiles, archaeological finds, paintings and books. All of these items provide a record of the unique cultural, social, and industrial history of Sherborne.

All items entrusted to Sherborne Museum require storage in conservation-grade materials, and some require more specialist care than others. Paper and textile based materials in particular demand a great deal of attention. Some documents cannot be used by the public and many items and paintings cannot be displayed until vital conservation work has taken place.

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From as little as £10 a year you can join our Adopt an Object scheme and help to support the essential work undertaken by Sherborne Museum. All donations will go towards general conservation, meaning you will be helping to safeguard Sherborne’s rich heritage for future generations.

The Benefits of Adoption
As a thank you for adopting an object, you’ll receive:
  • A personalised certificate recording details of your adoption;
  • A fact sheet providing key information about your chosen object;
  • The chance to have your sponsorship acknowledged next to your chosen object (unless the item is held in our reserve collection) and on our website;
  • A digital image for your use. We only ask that you credit the museum wherever the image is used - i.e. “Your object name © Sherborne Museum”;

How to Adopt an Object
There are a number of objects available for adoption. All you have to do is decide the level of donation you wish to make, choose the item you would like to adopt and then complete and return the application form.

Items are available on a first-come first-served basis. The duration of adoption is one year from the date of adoption. Sherborne Museum reserves the right to lend/store/move an object at any time.   You can ask to see the list by enquiring at the reception desk in the museum.


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