We rely enormously on the generosity of visitors, serving and retired Royal Engineers and members of the public who donate funds and their time to the Museum. Your assistance directly helps to restore our inspiring collection and maintain and develop our innovative learning and community programme.


Transformation is a remarkable relocation project that will vastly improve public access to the Museum, Library and Archive.

Relocating the library to the Museum will ensure greater physical access for the public, helping us to continue to shine as a cultural facility with international reputation and significance in perpetuity. The library and archive collection will be relocated from its current position within the secure perimeter of the Royal School of Military Engineering to the Museum building. This move is a significant opportunity for us, as for the first time there will be public access to an increased proportion of the collection.

A significant programme of audience development and learning and participation activity will support Transformation, ensuring a thriving and accessible visitor experience and sustained learning legacy. The realisation of Transformation will continue to help us provide exemplary learning opportunities for children, young people and the general public and with your support we can make Transformation happen.

We would love you to be a part of it.

How can you help?
We plan to submit a funding bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund to help us fund Transformation and we need your support to raise additional donations that will help to make the project a reality. We can’t do it without you and there are various ways that you can help us and become more closely involved in our fundraising activities. To find out how you can be involved in Transformation, please click on this link making_a_donation

How do I include the Museum in my Will?

It is very straightforward and simple to include a legacy to the Museum in your Will and there are various types of gift you can consider, including:

• A Residuary Legacy – a percentage of your estate after other bequests have been met.
• A Pecuniary Legacy – a fixed sum of money. You can choose to include a provision stating that the value of the gift is to be index linked, meaning that the value of your gift increases in line with inflation.
• A Specific Gift – a gift of a specific item, such as stocks and shares, or a piece of art.

There are a number of other options for leaving gifts to the Museum, which your solicitor or legal adviser can discuss with you, and tailor to suit your individual wishes and circumstances.

For more information about leaving a gift in your will please use the Enquiry Form.

Examples of volunteer opportunities:

Café Volunteer
 Helping to run the Museum Café during weekdays and weekends. For more information, please click here.

Exhibition Guide
Assisting with the temporary exhibition and Learning Team. For more information, please click here.

Archive Volunteer – Photography Collection
Cataloguing the Museum’s photography collection. For more information, please click here.

Library Volunteer
Cataloguing the Library’s book collection. For more information, please click here.

Collections Volunteer
Accessioning and cataloguing the Museum’s stored collection. For more information, please click here.

Curatorial Assistant Volunteer – Photography Collection
Data entry and image editing. For more information, please click here.

Picture Store Audit Volunteer
Auditing the Museum’s art collection. For more information please click here.

Learning Volunteer
Help with family activities. For more information click here.

The Museum and Library constantly collects new artefacts and archives. We rely heavily on donations because we purchase very few items.

The Museum has a Collecting Policy which provides guidance on what we collect. If you are considering donating objects or archives to the Museum please view this policy and the terms and conditions of donation.

Download the Collections Policy

If you wish to talk to a member of the curatorial team about donations please email

donations@re-museum.co.uk or write to the:

Assistant Curator
Royal Engineers Museum, Library & Archive
Prince Arthur Road

The Museum and Library are supported by the Friends of the Royal Engineers Museum. This organisation gives a wide range of support to the establishment. The form to join can be found below.

Friends Membership Form