Become a friend of Shire Hall Museum

In November last year at the Dorchester Chamber for Business breakfast, Shire Hall Museum launched its new initiative- Corporate Friends, with 12 members signing up.

As a registered charity, Shire Hall Museum’s corporate partnerships are vital to ensure the future of the Museum and its activities. All funding received goes directly to conserving the Museum’s heritage and culture, as well as work with our community.

Since launching in November 2023, Shire Hall Museum is delighted to have welcomed 13 Corporate Friends:

  • Crickmay Stark Architects
  • David Upshall Insurance Services
  • Grassby & Sons Ltd.
  • Handelsbanken
  • HK Law
  • HR Dept.
  • Key Digital
  • Kingston Maurward
  • Minuteman Press
  • Nantes
  • Pageant Productions
  • RiskSTOP Group Ltd.
  • Sunninghill Prep School

Dorchester Chamber DorsetFrom exhibitions and conservation to our schools’ programme and work with people living with dementia, the support from the Museum’s Corporate Friends helps enrich the lives of thousands of people every year.

To recognise the support Corporate Friends provide and to thank them, Shire Hall Museum offers:

  • Recognition on Shire Hall Museum’s website, social media, internal screens and email marketing
  • Quarterly e-newsletters featuring latest news, updates and opportunities
  • Exhibition previews
  • 10 complimentary day tickets to share with your team

For a small fee, your business can become a Museum Friend and play an important role in supporting everything that Shire Hall Museum does.

To sign up or for more information, please contact Tamsin Little, Communications & Fundraising Manager at Shire Hall Museum or see

With around 100 members any business in Dorset with less than 30 employees can join Dorchester Chamber for business for £60p/a (no VAT).