Donate to The Keep Military Museum here!


The Keep Military Museum is a registered charity, and relies on the generosity of our supporters. The museum is always grateful for donations, which help us preserve and share the stories of those we represent. 

Financial Donations

Every penny we receive counts towards the running of the museum and protecting the collection for the future. You can help support us by making a monetary donation in the following ways:

Cash – Please come and visit us here at the museum in Dorchester if you’d like to make a cash donation. You can either use our donation box at the front desk, or speak to a member of our team. 

Cheque – Cheques should be made payable to The Keep Military Museum. These can be dropped off at the museum or posted to us at: 

FAO: Elliot Metcalfe, The Keep Military Museum, Barrack Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1RN. 

Card – You can make a donation securely via our website here or by visiting us at the museum. 

Bequest – You can also leave a gift to the museum in your will. We recommend you seek legal advice when drawing up a will. Please contact us if you would like to discuss this further.

Direct Debit – If you would like to set up a regular donation to the museum, please contact us and we’d be happy to help. Alternatively, a direct debit can be set up securely via the Peoples Fundraising website below.

Object Donations

We would be delighted to hear from you if you’re considering donating an object to us. These donations make up a large percentage of our collection and are imperative to telling our story. The museum are always interested in objects that fall within our Collections Development Policy -

“Any item of militaria including books and documents which:

  1. Is directly or indirectly connected with any constituent Regiment or Unit of the museum.
  2. Relates to allied or enemy forces and is relevant to portraying the history, traditions and deeds of any of the constituent Regiments or Units of the museum.
  3. Is of a general nature and which while not directly connected with a Constituent Regiment or Unit or associated forces, was used or could have been used against any of the constituent Regiments or Units of the museum. 

In particular medals, documents, uniforms, photographs, firearms and/or edged weapons plus general items form the bulk of the acquisitions. There are no themes or priorities for future collecting. Each item identified or offered will be assessed on merit and cost.”

Please contact us via email ( if you’d like to donate an object to us, including any information you have on the object/s and photographs if possible. 

The Keep Military Museum