Friends Membership


Be Part of the Story – Join the Derby Museums Friends

Becoming a Friend is a fantastic way to show your support for Derby Museums, and as a thank you, you will enjoy some great benefits which will help you get the most out of your museum.

We offer Individual, Individual + Guest and Family memberships, so whether you want to take advantage of free entry to our series of Friends talks or are looking for new ways to create and discover as a family, we have a membership package to suit what you love most about Derby Museums. Or show your ongoing love and support for Derby Museums by signing up as a Lifetime member of the Derby Museums Friends, with a variety of options including Lifetime + Guest, and discounts available for ages 65+.

A Friend membership also makes a great present for someone who enjoys visiting Derby Museums.

As a registered charity, Derby Museums relies on the generosity of all our supporters to help keep the museums and our collections fantastic and free for everyone. With your support, we can continue to create opportunities for lifelong learning and enjoyment.

Please see our membership packages below. We now offer all members the opportunity to receive a hard copy Orrery newsletter at a cost of £6 p.a. Please simply select the option '3x Hardcopy Orrery Newsletter for Friends' from the drop down and add to cart along with your membership. 

Read more about our membership packages on our website:

Individual Membership £30 per annum

Become a Friend, and as a thank you for supporting us you will enjoy…

  • Events programme exclusive to our Friends including excursions and socials
  • Free entry to our programme of Friends talks
  • The Orrery, our Friends e-newsletter, including regular articles and the latest news and information about upcoming events to keep you in the loop.

We now offer all Friends the opportunity to receive 3 x hard copy Orrery newsletters p.a. at an additional cost of £6. Please simply select your chosen membership along with printed Orrery option at the checkout.

Individual + Guest Membership £36 per annum

Our Individual + Guest Membership offers you the same benefits as an Individual Membership, but with the added bonus of bringing a plus one with you to any of our Friends events.

Family Membership £38 per annum

With our Family Membership there are even more opportunities for you to get inspired and be creative together. Your membership will cover 2 adults and up to 4 children under 16, plus access to free museum trails across out 3 museum sites.

Lifetime Membership - From £285

Derby Museums now offers the option to purchase lifetime membership with a discounted option for members over 65. Life membership options range from £285 – £490.

Please allow up to 14 days to receive your welcome letter and membership card.  

If buying a Friend membership as a gift, please add the recipient’s name in the 'add a note' section when at the checkout. We will then send the welcome pack out to you with their name on it, which you can give to them as a present. 

If you would like to pay for your membership by Direct Debit please visit our website at

We would love to know what prompted you to join us and support of our work. Please let us know in the notes section when checking out.



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