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Support the Museum

Help us inspire future scientists and inventors with ideas that change the world. Be part of something special, right in the heart of Manchester—a city alive with cutting edge discoveries and innovation.

From donating money to sharing your skills and knowledge, there are plenty of valuable ways you can support our work.

Make a cash donation

Museum entry is free, but it costs money to preserve our heritage and bring science and technology to life. If you’ve been fascinated by a feat of human ingenuity, or intrigued by an incredible invention during your visit, please consider leaving a donation before you go—or donate online. Any gift, large or small, makes a real difference to our work.

Donate online via BT MyDonate

As part of the Science Museum Group we are an exempt charity under the Second Schedule of the Charities Act (1960) and are recognised as charitable by HM Revenue & Customs. Our tax exemption number is XN63797A.

Become a corporate supporter

Take your place alongside businesses that share our passion for discovery, invention and originality. Talk to us about how we could work together to fire the imagination of future pioneers. Call 0161 606 0180 or email

About our corporate supporters


Our volunteers bring a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise to the museum, and we’re lucky to have such a dedicated team. If you think you’d be right at home helping our visitors or you have a hankering for history, then get in touch.

Volunteer opportunities

Donate an object

If you have an item that you think might be perfect for our collection, we’d love to hear from you. It just might be exactly what we’ve been looking for.

How to donate an object

Join the Greater Manchester STEM network

Are you a STEM student, professional or employer? You could use your expertise and influence to encourage young people in Greater Manchester to take up STEM subjects.

Become a STEM supporter

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