Become a friend


  • Welcome pack containing a copy of Jeremy Myerson’s biography, Gordon Russell: Designer of Furniture 1892-1992, worth £12
  • Free access to the Museum
  • Priority booking for the talks and events programme
  • Exclusive programme of excursions to interesting venues
  • Garden party gathering in the summer
  • 10% discount in the museum shop, Plane & Saw
  • Museum e-newsletter


Annual subscription £30 per annum for a couple – or single person with a friend.  £15 for single person Join Now! 



As an independent museum and registered charity (number 326446) we rely entirely on ticket sales, shop sales and donations.

Your donation supports our work, including preserving the collection and archive for the future and inspiring the next generation of furniture makers and designers through our education programme.

We are grateful for any donation you are able to give – you can donate via the button below, or via our JustGiving page. Thank you for your support.

If you shop online with Amazon, Tesco, John Lewis and thousands more you can help via the Easyfundraising website.  It is very easy to set up, very easy to use and FREE.  For each online purchase you make, the retailer donates a small percentage to the museum.  It costs nothing more than shopping directly and you can feel good about making donations to a worthy cause. Click here to try it out.

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If you are looking to learn new skills, build on existing experience, enhance your CV or meet new people, why not join our friendly team of volunteers? We offer opportunities for:

Front of House Volunteers who provide a welcoming experience for visitors, selling and issuing tickets and giving information. Front of House volunteers also deal with sales of cards, books and gifts from the museum shop.

Education & Outreach Volunteers who, with training, can assist with the museum’s education programme.

Archive and Collection Volunteers who, with training, can assist the Archive Team with the cataloguing and conservation of the museum’s archive.

Office Volunteers to provide administrative and marketing support to the museum.

And many more opportunities – please email [email protected] to find out more about volunteering at the museum.

There is no minimum commitment, and the volunteering experience can be tailored to suit your needs, and your interests.

Other benefits include: 10% discount in the museum shop, social events, free tickets to talks, and free membership of the Friends scheme after 6 months’ service, which includes access to a wide range of special events and activities.