Hungate receives no core funding and relies solely on donations. It costs over £1,200 a month to keep Hungate open to the public, which encompasses running costs for our beautiful medieval church, utility bills and rent.

You can make a one off donation of any amount in our online shop by card or PayPal. If you are interested in giving a bit more, check out our Angels for Hungate scheme, in the right hand column.



 Hungate has no paid employees. Volunteers staff the building during the weekend opening times, answer visitors’ questions, curate and install exhibitions, organise special events, manage our online presence (including this website) and many other things.

Volunteers can give as much or as little time as they like. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact us at




We have revamped our Angels Scheme, so that you now become an Angel by setting up a regular standing order donation.

Standing Order is the most cost-effective way to donate to us because, as well as getting your regular support, we don’t incur any bank processing fees. You can create a standing order for a monthly, quarterly or annual donation – for whatever amount suits you.

(Don’t worry if you already became an Angel by giving a one off £100 or more, you still count!)