Adopt our Education and Leisure Cabinet
One of many fascinating items in this cabinet is the Rothbury Football, chosen as one of the Festival of the NE Top 100 Objects. Stuffed with hay, this small leather ball was used in an annual contest between the villagers of Thropton and Rothbury, one of the earliest examples of the game. A similar event is still played annually at Alnwick on Shrove Tuesday, traditionally starting when the football is thrown from the Barbican of the castle.
Each item in our collection has its own curious and unique story. Ending up at Bailiffgate they start a new life, becoming part of the history of the museum. We offer you the unique chance to help us raise essential funds. Adopt one of our fascinating items or displays, and become part of the story yourself.
Adoption costs £50 a year for an individual and £100 for a company. All proceeds go to Bailiffgate Museum to help us fund our daily running costs. Please remember that we receive no fixed grant from the government. We depend heavily upon the generosity of our supporters, be that friends, visitors or adopters.
Your donation brings you a special adoption certificate and a digital image of your object. You also receive free visits to your item and your name credited on our website if you wish. You can also have your name or that of a person you are remembering in the display near your item.
For companies, we offer your logo on our website and a name credit near the item. Also an invitation to attend our special exhibition launches events throughout the year, a special adoption certificate and a digital image of your object. There is also the chance for a photo opportunity with the item to use on your website or in local pres.
Whether as a gift for a friend, your company, or for yourself; adopting an object is a wonderful way to support your local Museum. You can adopt for one year or for several years at a time, it is up to you.
Objects are immediately available for adoption unless otherwise stated. Please note that you are welcome to nominate the name of another person to be carried on the certificate and on the display, and to have the certificate posted to another address if you wish. Just order and proceed to the Checkout page. Complete a new delivery address if required and enter the text you require to be displayed next to the item in the Order Notes.
If your adoption is on behalf of a company, please order as normal and we will contact you to discuss the details of your adoption and the balance of your payment.