Wells & Mendip Museum is a self-funding independent charity, relying on public support and donations. Much of the museum's operation depends on help from volunteers, working partners, Friends of the Museum and benefactors.


Make a Donation

Wells & Mendip Museum is a self-funding independent charity, and we rely on the generosity of donors to keep the museum running.


If you wish to make a direct donation you may do so through Virgin Money Giving by clicking on the red button below. Donations can also be made by cheque ("Wells Museum") or bank transfer (please contact us).


Another way to support us is by becoming a Friend of Wells & Mendip Museum.


You may also donate at the museum itself. You will find our donation box at the museum shop.


Get Involved

Museum Volunteers


Volunteers fulfil many roles in the museum, including front-of-house, curatorial, archives, library development, gardening, and maintenance.


Vacancies for these roles occur frequently, especially for the front-of-house. Please email the museum manager to check if there are vacancies, to register your interest, or for full role descriptions. Alternatively, drop into the museum and have a chat with one of our volunteers who will be able to give you an application form. 

Christine Fewer

Museum Manager

Current Vacancies

We have no specific vacancies at present.

If you would like to register your interest please email:

Friends of Wells & Mendip Museum

If you would like to support us and enjoy the benefits of membership, please consider becoming a Friend of the Museum. Any financial support as a museum benefactor is also warmly welcomed. You can even support the museum through recycling your used ink cartridges and mobile phones!

Benefits of Membership

  • Free museum entry for a year (annual member) or lifetime (life member)

  • Free entry to paid exhibitions

  • Invitations to selected previews and openings of museum exhibitions

  • Free use of the museum library for research

  • Free entry to Wells Natural History and Archaeological Society lectures

  • 10% discount on museum shop purchases

  • Regular newsletter (via email)​


Annual membership rates are:

Individual // £10.00

Family (2 adults + 3 children under 16 years) // £15.00

Lifetime membership rates are:

Individual // £100.00

Family (2 adults + 3 children under 16 years) // £150.00

To join please complete the membership form available here


Post your completed form (along with payment) to the museum, or call in at the museum with your form. If you would like to pay by card you will need to drop into the museum. Forms are also available at the front desk.

Please consider filling in the Gift Aid section if this applies to you.  

Wells Heritage Pass


The Wells Heritage Pass gives unlimited access to three historically significant sites in Wells for one year. This annual pass allows entry to Wells & Mendip MuseumThe Bishop's Palace & Gardens and Wells Cathedral. Cardholders also receive a 10% discount on shop purchases.



Individual // £40

Joint // £69

Family (1 adult + 2 children) £55

Family (2 adults + 2 children) // £78

Passes may be purchased from Wells Cathedral or the Bishop’s Palace.


Funds raised from the Wells Heritage Pass will be invested in the conservation of these significant heritage landmarks and will ensure that the doors of these sites are kept open to the public now and for future generations.

To discover more please download the Wells Heritage Pass leaflet.

Museum Benefactors

As an independent charity, the museum continues to operate thanks to generous public support. From a one-off donation to a will bequest, any financial gift is warmly welcomed. 
For further information please contact the museum manager, Christine Fewer, on 01749 673477 or at

We would like to thank the following for their kind donations:


Allen Cotton

Harmony Yoga

Heritage Lottery Fund

Jean Imray

Rothschild in the Community

Swan Hotel


Viridor Credits Environmental Company

Waitrose “Community Matters”

Wells City Council

Wells Freemasons

Wells Natural History & Archaeological Society

Wells Rotary Club


Support the museum through AmazonSmile


You can support us with every purchase using AmazonSmile. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your purchases to the museum if you select “The Wells Museum” on AmazonSmile. There is no extra cost to you.


If you shop on your computer, just make your purchases as usual, but through

You will be asked to select the charity of your choice, so select “The Wells Museum” from the list.


If you shop on your phone, select AmazonSmile in the Amazon shopping app (on iPhones and Android phones). Follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations!

1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device

2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into 'Settings'

3. Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process


Please note this needs the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app to work.

Support the museum by recycling your inkjet cartridges


Simply register with and request Freepost bags. For each usable cartridge, £1 will be donated to the museum. Alternatively, just drop your items off at the museum and we will send them.