Adopt an Object

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Keswick Museum is launching a scheme to Adopt an Object.

People will be able to choose one of a range of local objects to sponsor for a year. Adopt an Object packages will be sold in the Museum shop from 2nd November, and orders can also be taken over the phone and online. All proceeds will support the Museum to care for Keswick’s wonderful heritage.

When you adopt an object you will receive:

  • A card featuring images of the Museum’s collections
  • A certificate featuring the name of the adopter and a picture of the chosen object
  • A ticket to visit the Museum which is valid for 12 months

To adopt an object, please use the form and donation button below, call Keswick Museum on 017687 73263, or visit the Museum at Station Street, Keswick.

If the Museum is closed due to a lockdown, please use the form at the bottom of this page to contact our Curator.

Click below to donate the price of your chosen object(s) via PayPal. Please complete the Gift Aid declaration if you are able to, so that we can claim an extra 25p for every pound you donate. Thank you.

Donate via PayPal

Please fill in the form at the bottom of the page to tell us which object you are adopting.

Objects currently up for adoption are:

The 700-year-old mummified cat – £150

John Opie’s portrait of Robert Southey – £150

Betty by James Durden – £100

Robert Southey’s notebook – £100

The Musical Stones – £75

Skaters on Derwentwater by Joseph Brown – £50

Keswick Main Street by Joseph Brown – £50

A lock of William Wordsworth’s hair – £40

Robert Southey’s death mask – £35

Keswick School of Industrial Arts spoon set – £25

Mr Fox and Old Badger – £20

A Langdale Factory stone axe head – £20

Vendace – £15

A poem to Robert Southey from his cats, Rumpelstiltzekin and Hurlyburlybuss – £15

A Trilobite fossil – £15

 

Click below to donate the price of your chosen object(s) via PayPal. Please complete the Gift Aid declaration if you are able to, so that we can claim an extra 25p for every pound you donate. Thank you.

Donate via PayPal

Fill in the form below to tell us which object you are adopting.

Adopt an Object form

Enter the address you would like the card to go to below.