Ways to give

The Royal Air Force has been responsible for some of the greatest stories ever told ... stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

Our ambition (and our responsibility) is to continue to share these stories - past, present, and future – to engage, inspire and encourage learning, for current and future generations.

You can show your support to the RAF Museum in many ways.  You can make a one-off donation, set up a regular gift, take on a challenge, Adopt an Artefact or give-up a little of your own time to do your own fundraising.  No donation is too small to make a difference.

Make a donation in person

In both Museums we have the facility for you to make contactless donations by debit or credit card, as well as cash donations.

Make a one-off donation online

Click on the JustGiving donate button below to make a one-off, or regular monthly gift to the Museum.  Or click here to make a donation through the Museum donation page.

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Make a regular donation online

Monthly donations have a lasting impact – they give us a reliable base of funding and allow us to plan for the future.

  • £5 a month could help us purchase essential tools needed to help conserve aircraft in our collection
  • £10 a month enables four Special Educational Needs schools to attend a workshop at the Museum
  • £15 a month means we can produce outreach materials and take the collection to those unable to visit the Museum

To start your regular gift click here, you can select the amount you wish to give, along with the frequency.

Make a donation by post

Send your gift via cheque or CAF cheque to the address below. Please make cheques payable to The RAF Museum.

Post to: Development Team, RAF Museum, Graham Park Way, London, NW9 5LL

Gift Aid

Please don’t forget to include a Gift Aid declaration if you are a UK taxpayer.  Make your gift worth an extra 25% by Gift Aiding your donation.  A donation of £20.00 becomes £25.00 with gift aid at no extra cost to you.

Download and return your completed Gift Aid Form to us with your cheque.  The form can also be completed electronically and returned to development@rafmuseum.org

Adopt an Artefact

Adopt an Artefact is a unique opportunity to be part of the RAF’s story, while raising funds for the Museum.  With a collection of more than 1.3 million items, spanning more than a century of RAF history, Adopt an Artefact highlights over 60 iconic items, each with their own fascinating story.  With everything from a Red Arrows flying suit, powdered eggs, lucky mascots, to aircraft and even Elsanol toilet fluid and a commemorative beer mat, there really is something for everyone!


Adoptions are available on an individual, or corporate basis, for yourself, in memory of a loved one or as a gift for someone else.  Browse through our list of over 60 of the best-loved objects from our collection, available across three different tiers, starting at £25.00.

All adoptees will  receive a photo, certificate, and option to leave dedicated message to appear on Collections Online, the Museum’s new digital collections system.

Challenge Yourself

Why not join one of the Museum challenge events such as the Spitfire 10K or Spitfire Family Run, or if you can’t join us take on one of your own.  Whether it’s setting yourself a fitness goal, marking an important milestone or just pushing your limits, there’s a challenge for you!


Give as you shop

Did you know you can support the RAF Museum whilst shopping with Amazon?  For every purchase you make, AmazonSmile will donate a small percentage of the order value to Museum.  To find out more click here.

Contact us

If you have any queries about making a donation please email development@rafmuseum.org