Become a Patron or Friend


The support of Friends and Patrons of the Sussex Cricket Museum (SCM) is pivotal to the very existence of the museum. All the money raised is invested directly into creating the exhibitions in SCM and into the interactive computer software as we continue to build the educational side of the museum. 

Why become a Friend?

Friends of SCM receive two newsletters per year together with priority opportunities to purchase our publications and invitations to all SCM fundraising events. They also receive private access to the Museum whenever that is possible and most importantly, the knowledge that that they are actively supporting the development of our exciting museum.

Why become a patron?

SCM Patrons receive all of the Friends Benefits. All patron names are displayed in the Museum and they also receive a free copy of one of the Museum’s new publications. 

What does it cost?

We currently have around 80 Friends and Patrons. It costs £15pa to be Friend and £125 to be a Patron.

Jon Filby demonstrates shove ha’penny to Barbara Webb at a recent ‘Behind the Scenes’Open Day’
Nigel Tarr and Paul Hutson examine a broken bat at the recent ‘Behind the Scenes Open Day.’

What events are held?

We are developing events for Friends and Patrons. We hold an annual open day when they can browse around the museum, see some of our artefacts that are not on permanent display, and enjoy tea and cake and an informal chat with the volunteer staff. We also hold book-launches where we attract authors of cricket books to come and tell us about the book and the research they have done in writing it. We are working on holding regular fundraising dinners – watch this space.

Our latest ‘Behind the Scenes Open Day’

Wednesday 23 October

The day was well attended and it is our intention to repeat this after the end of the present season.

There were numerous tables depicting items which normally are not accessible to the visitors to the Museum, such as silver trophies, medals and a silk handkerchief depicting a match and bordered by the old laws of cricket, as they were in the 18th century, normally kept carefully locked away to protect its fragility.

Tea and cake were enjoyed by all and we are looking forward to the next occasion when the museum volunteers meet our Friends and Patrons.

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