To join the Friends you need to set up a recurring monthly donation. Some of the benefits of becoming a friend are listed at the bottom of this screen.
All regular donations are gratefully accepted and acknowledged as they help to offset our regular costs. The three choices below give examples of how your regular support would help us now and continuing into the future.
You can also pay by standing order by downloading and completing this form.
Or you can specify an amount to donate each month …
Discount in the Mills Archive Shop
Friends receive an automatic 10% discount on all purchases in our shop. This discount does not apply to post and packing charges, which are outside our control.
Exclusive private exhibitions/events
Come and see what happens behind the scenes. Two invitations to all our Garden Parties and Exhibitions.
A 6 monthly newsletter, Mill Memories
Our popular A5 newsletter features items from our collection, news of the Archive and features about the people involved. Back issues are all available online and you can chose to have the online version instead of the printed one.
Free access to high-resolution images
Although the public can inspect high resolution images free of charge in the Archive’s Research Centre, Friends can inspect and download images of their choice from their own computer. They must agree that these are for research and private study only.
We offer Friends a yearly allowance of one hour’s free research by Archive staff (applicable once a Friend has been with us for a year). Subsequent research is charged at half the standard public rate.
Friends can request copyright fees (usually £50 per image) to be reduced or waived altogether. This benefit is particularly attractive to Friends writing newsletter articles, journal publications and guide books. Larger books may attract a small charge depending on circumstances.