Help support our Yorkshire Attractions
During this difficult time many of our attractions need your help. Read about their individual fundraising campaigns to see how you can support your favourite Yorkshire Attractions whilst they have had to close their doors.
Brontë Parsonage Museum
Like the majority of other institutions and organisations, Brontë Parsonage are a registered charity. Although their work is supported by Arts Council England, they rely heavily on income from admission fees and their event and learning programmes to run the inspirational museum.
Brontë Parsonage Museum understands that these are challenging times for all of us, but if you could consider making a donation to their ‘general fund’ today, you would be helping to safeguard the museum, access to the collection and the livelihoods of all staff and the artists and writers they work with. They are determined and motivated to continue to fulfil their mission to ‘bring the Brontës to the world and the world to Yorkshire’, and any gift you can make today will help to do just that.
Cannon Hall Farm
Adopt an Animal!
Every year Cannon Hall Farm spend more than £400,000 on feeding their animals on their 190-acre farm. Bedding costs another £40,000, heating more than £25,000.
A vast source of income comes from the tourism side of the business – but as a responsibility to the community they took the difficult decision to close.
They are preparing for lean times ahead and have made adoption packages in response to the many requests they had online from their audience. Their new adoption programme means you’ll be able to help keep their animals safe and well in this unprecendent time. Your sponsorship will contribute to the welfare of all their amazing animals on site.
Whoever you choose, remember: by adopting one animal at Cannon Hall Farm, you’re helping them all.
The Deep relies on admission income and donations to pay for the running costs of the exhibition, its animals, overheads, staff and programmes of conservation, education and community outreach.
During this period of closure their funding from admission tickets has stopped. As a charity, their financial reserves are limited, so they asking you, friends and supporters, to consider making a donation to help them continue their work beyond Covid 19.
Any contribution you can make would make a real difference. Their decision to close was a very difficult one, but the safety of their customers and staff is their priority.
Whilst the gates at Harewood House are closed, work cannot stop behind them.
Caring for the 300 birds in their collection is a responsibility they take seriously; their teams continue to work around the clock, whilst following government guidelines, and they will do everything in their power to ensure the birds’ care remains uninterrupted.
Harewood House Trust is an independent charity which relies entirely on your support. They do not receive any government funding, and without income from admissions and events it is at times like these when your role, as visitors, members and donors, is crucial to their survival.
With the gates closed their vital funding from visitor admissions has stopped. Therefore, they are asking you to help them raise £35,000, the amount it will cost the charity to continue this important work over the next three months of closure.
Jorvik Viking Centre
Jorvik Viking Centre look forward to welcoming you back to the JORVIK Group of Attractions as soon as possible, and hope that you and your family stay well during this difficult time.
They are owned by York Archaeological Trust, an educational charity with a mission of ‘Building Better Lives Through Heritage’; and so ensuring all of their audiences remain engaged with their past is one of their key aims. With this in mind, you can find some exciting digital content on the Discover from Home page.
If you would like to show your support and offer a donation to York Archaeological Trust to help assist them during this difficult time it would be appreciated enormously.
National Coal Mining Museum
Dig Deep and Donate
Your donation, however large or small, is very important to The National Coal Mining Museum. Without you, they would be unable to keep the history of coal mining alive for everyone to learn about and enjoy.
If you would like your donation to be allocated to a specific project or appeal, please specify this when making your donation.
Royal Armouries is a charity and relies on your support. Every £1 donated is invested back into the museum, so that you can play your part in caring for the national collection and keeping it free for future generations to enjoy.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Donate a wild day out to a local NHS hero – you can buy a ticket for a key worker to visit Yorkshire Wildlife Park as a thank you for their incredible work on the frontline.
For those of you that were planning to visit YWP over the Easter holidays, they invite you to purchase a ‘pay it forward’ ticket that will be donated to the NHS Charities Together for frontline local NHS staff. The charity will then allocate the passes to the superheroes for them to use when the park has re-opened. If you buy one ticket, YWP will match it with another ticket for an NHS frontline worker.