Join

The best way to get to know us is to get involved! We are seeking founding benefactors and patrons before the house opens in 2019. These lucky people will receive amazing behind-the-scenes chances to see the ongoing conservation and restoration, handle the collection, be invited to special events and kept up-to-date with the latest finds. Corporate patron packages with flexible options of staff volunteering, venue hire and promotional packages are available.

Thanks to Heritage Lottery Fund every pound you give to the David Parr House is matched. That means with Gift Aid £1 becomes £2.50 that will go towards employing a curator.  We are currently looking for 14 special people to join us as founding patrons before the house opens in May 2019. The house has been saved, help craft its future by joining us as a founding patron. We currently offer two levels of engagement:

Abyssinian Gold Patrons 

  • Top level patron at £10,000 which is matched by Heritage Lottery Fund and becomes £25,000 with Gift Aid
  • Offered exclusive private tours led by a trustee or curator
  • Can visit with a friend at no charge
  • Invited to an annual patrons dinner at David Parr House gallery or ‘at home’ with Chair of the Board
  • Given a limited edition personalised gift
  • Given the opportunity to view and handle special collection objects
  • Permanently acknowledged in The David Parr House Gallery on glass, wood or embroidery and on all gallery publicity material and the website
  • Invited to special patron events such as private views of exhibitions
  • Entitled to free attendance at all onsite and offsite talks
  • Personally kept informed of key developments

Venetian Red Patrons

  • Medium level patron at £5,000 which is matched by Heritage Lottery Fund and becomes £12,500 with Gift Aid,
  • Can visit with a friend at no charge
  • Invited to an annual patrons dinner at David Parr House gallery or ‘at home’ with Chair of the Board
  • Given a limited edition personalised gift
  • Given the opportunity to view and handle special collection objects
  • Permanently acknowledged in The David Parr House Gallery on glass, wood or embroidery and on all gallery publicity material and the website
  • Invited to special patron events such as private views of exhibitions
  • Entitled to free attendance at all onsite and offsite talks
  • Personally kept informed of key developments

If you would like to support us by becoming a patron please e-mail Tamsin at tamsin@davidparrhouse.org

If you are interested in supporting us with an annual gift our exclusive 186 club will be launched once the house is open to the public in 2019.  If you want to be invited to special events and kept up-to-date with the latest finds please e-mail info@davidparrhouse.org to find out more.