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.MAKE A DONATION
For fifty years the Archive & Library has been separated from the main Museum, held within the barracks of the Royal School of Military Engineering.
This location is inaccessible to a diverse audience, opening times are limited and entry to the military barracks can be challenging. Environmental conditions within this space are extremely damaging with high temperatures and humidity affecting the condition of the Collection.
Additionally, our current Temporary Exhibition Room is outdated and uninviting. It is too small to accommodate large objects and its aged infrastructure limits our use of new technologies within exhibitions.
We wish to bring the Archive & Library into the heart of our Museum to create The Pasley Study Centre. This will transform research and learning; expanding our partnerships with universities, schools and building relationships with individual researchers as well as the Armed Forces.
The Study Centre will be a contemporary research space, repurposing the existing Exhibitions Gallery and equipping it with accessible desks and internet access.
It will be viewed by all visitors to the Museum and provide opportunities to explore our catalogues and stored collection.
Opening timings will be extended to meet demand and curators can expand their work with educational partners; offering placements, internships and work experience opportunities to many more students.
A new online platform will host the digitised collection as well as other RE publications.
We will also create a new space for temporary exhibitions, The Forbes Exhibition Gallery. This will allow us to curate and work in partnership on increasingly ambitious temporary exhibitions, showcasing our internationally significant collection and reaching out to new audiences.
How can you help?
Any donation, large or small, is greatly appreciated and will go directly towards supporting the project. Click to make a donation.
To for further details or to discuss the project please contact us.
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:
Helping to run the Museum Café during weekdays and weekends. For more information, please click here.
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.
Cataloguing the Library’s book collection. For more information, please click here.
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.
Help with family activities. For more information click here.
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.
If you wish to talk to a member of the curatorial team about donations please email
firstname.lastname@example.org or write to the:
Royal Engineers Museum