Friends are the lifeblood of the museum, supporting our activities and sharing our passion for our engine heritage and exciting future.
As a Friend you can enjoy the benefits below and meet up with like-minded people.
Additionally, if you have a particular interest or skill, and can donate some time to the museum, you can also become one of our team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer as well as a Friend of the museum you will find more information here. In 2012 the Volunteers at the museum won "Team of the Year" awarded by Marketing Cheshire. In 2013 they were awarded The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (the MBA for voluntary groups).
What are the benefits of being a Friend?
- Free entry to the museum - just show your membership on entry
- Invitations to “Friends Only” events
- Newsletters - behind the scenes articles giving an understanding of the Museum, its work and future plans
- Knowing your financial contribution will help
Promote and further the aims of the museum
Toward the maintenance, recovery and installation of engines
Fund the preservation & availability of Local History exhibits
Ensure our long-term sustainability
Annual Membership - Annual membership offers free admission, electronic newsletters/updates and special invitation events. Discounts on some shop items. Membership runs from the 1st of January each year.
Dual Membership - Dual membership offers free admission for two people living at the same address, electronic newsletters/updates and special invitation events. Discounts on some shop items. Membership runs from the 1st of January each year.
Family Membership (Annual) - Family membership is ideal for families with two or more children over 12 and under the age of 18. Families receive all the stated benefits of membership above. Membership runs from the 1st of January each year.
Life Membership - A one off payment allows you to enjoy the benefits of membership for life. You’ll receive free admission, our electronic newsletters/updates, invitations to “Friends” events and discounts on some shop items.
Affiliate (Annual) - This category is designed for organisations such as clubs, societies or companies who wish to receive electronic newsletters/updates. This option is not open to individuals.
Affiliates do not receive a membership card and are not eligible to free admission or other benefits.
To join the membership scheme please download the application form and return to the museum.