How you can support Dundee Heritage Trust
Dundee Heritage Trust is a registered charity (No SC002268) with responsibility for the care and interpretation of the internationally significant Royal Research Ship Discovery and its associated museum Discovery Point and for Scotland’s Jute Museum @ Verdant Works, one of the nation’s most important textile museums. Both sites are Accredited museums and have won numerous awards, both national and international.
RRS Discovery restoration project 2016/17
Help us raise funds for our forthcoming conservation project on RRS Discovery
We need your help to try and raise funds for a really important restoration project that’s just about to begin on our lovely ship RRS Discovery.
The rigging and masts are being taken down as they are in need of repair and this work cannot be carried out in situ – they will be taken to company in Gloucester who specialise in historic ships where they will be repaired, restored and then hopefully returned in approximately 6-9 months.
The total project cost is £350,000 and we are hoping to generate £40,000 towards the project via a public appeal.
This appeal is being supported by our Patron Lorraine Kelly see link to video here and we want to spread the word to as many people as possible in order to achieve our target.
You can donate direct here and we would be extremely grateful for any support.
It costs around £1 million each year to run the two museums, care for the collections, provide exemplary learning services and maintain one of the world’s most important ships and an ‘A’ listed mill building.
Dundee Heritage Trust receives no subsidies from national government and only a small subsidy from local government that equates to just 6% of the organisation's running costs. Accordingly, we are dependent on both our commercial activities and fundraising initiatives.
Dundee Heritage Trust requires support for a wide range of projects including the care and conservation of our collections including the RRS Discovery, exhibitions, learning programmes and capital developments.
Companies, charitable trusts, foundations and individuals can all support our work.
Whichever way you choose to support, you can be assured that your help will contribute directly to the conservation and educational activities of Dundee Heritage Trust.