Patron Scheme

Get closer to our collection…

From invitations to private receptions and previews of exhibitions to behind-the-scenes viewings of new acquisitions, Patrons experience Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft unlike anyone else.

As a Patron, your donation of £1,000 or more per annum will provide essential support for the museum, helping us acquire new artworks, fund our exciting exhibitions, extend our learning programme and care for our unique collection.

Your support will allow us to carry out our vital work whilst giving you a deeper insight into our programme and collection.

Join us as a Patron today and help us secure our future.

For more information on becoming a Patron please contact Director and CEO Steph Fuller,, 01273 844 744 opt. 7. If you would like to support a specific strand of our work, please let us know.

A gift of £1,000 or more per annum entitles you to:

  • Access to behind-the-scenes events, such as viewings of new acquisitions and private receptions
  • Invitations to private views of new exhibitions
  • Unlimited entry to Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft for you and up to four guests
  • 10% discount in our shop and café
  • Exclusive venue hire rates
  • Recognition of your support online
  • Welcome letter for new patrons

Ditchling museum’s refurbishment and rebirth was entirely led by Ditchling folk who wanted to make sure the village’s remarkable history in the arts and crafts is properly expressed. We are proud of the way it has been revitalised and managed but want to make sure that this heritage is continually protected and enhanced. The museum is worth cherishing, and it needs the continual support, both financial and practically, of all of us.


Dr Mike Burr, Trustee 2002-2010, Ditchling resident and leader of the museum development team.

Become a Patron from £1,000 (benefits value £250*)

*For Gift Aid purposes we are obliged by HMRC to make it clear that the donation component paid is voluntary and that it is possible to purchase membership without making this donation. If you wish to do this, please contact