There Are Many Ways You Can Support HMS Ganges Museum

HMS Ganges Museum pledges to maintain the Ganges Heritage and to carry forward the memory of the 160,000 boys who passed through those “hallowed gates” long after the last Ganges Boy has “crossed the bar”.

To do this we need your help. 

As a Volunteer run charitable organisation with several operating expenses we rely on Grants, Donations, Gifts in Wills, Membership Subscriptions, Sponsorship and Good Will. 

Your support helps the Museum continue in our mission to maintain the HMS Ganges Heritage for future generations. 

Thank You.


For just £10 per year you can become a valued HMS Ganges Museum Member.


  • Museum Newsletters to update you with ourlatest news
  • AGM invite with voting rights
  • Free Entry to the Museum
  • Help with Museum archive enquiries and searches
  • Invites to Special Events
  • Satisfation of helping maintain our heritage

JOIN TODAY Download the two page .pdf Membership Application Form and Method of Payment Form. *

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Please consider a donation to the Museum to help us stay open and maintain our heritage to future generations.


  • In Person at the Museum - Cash, Cheque, Debit/Credit Cards accepted
  • By Post - Cheques only please
  • Bank Transfer from your bank *
  • Request an Online Payment Link **

* Please request our bank paying In details 
** We can, upon request, email you a personal Online Link to pay through our SumUp Payment Processor with your Debit or Credit Card.

Just email us your request, or any questions you may have, to


Have you considered becoming a Volunteer at the Museum? If you have some spare time, an interest in local history and in meeting people, this could be a great fit for you.  

We also have vacancies in non public facing roles such as Treasurer, Archiving, Marketing and Admin. 

Why not call in for a chat during opening hours or contact June via email or phone. 

DOWNLOAD the Information Sheet below for details.*

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A Gift left in your will to the Museum is one of the most powerful ways you can leave a legacy and support our mission for generations to come.

DOWNLOAD FREE: Your Gifts In Wills Guide.

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In recent years it is becoming common practice for families to request Donations for a favourite charity or organisation instead of Funeral Flowers. 

This is a simple way to remember those loved ones who have crossed the bar whilst at the same time allowing them to leave a legacy.

Funeral Directors would normally coordinate this kind act of remembrance.

If you have any queries regarding donations to HMS Ganges Museum please don't hesitate to get in touch with our Chairman or Secretary.


HMS Ganges Museum, Shotley Marina, Shotley Gate, Suffolk, IP9 1QJ 

Tel: 01473 788765 | Mob: 07515 469420

© HMS Ganges Museum 2023