“After watching RMC on YouTube, it was amazing to visit the Cave for coffee and tea. The setup is great and there are so many systems to try.”
Support the Retro Collective Family
Retro Collective venues support each other and work together to create visitor destinations that compliment each other. Our exhibits are largely made up of donated items which we restore, preserve, and share with visitors. A large proportion of our visitor generated income is put back into the venues to maintain the space, the exhibits and to improve the experience for guests. Our venue owners put in a lot of hard work and are driven by their passion for preserving and sharing the exhibits, but they can’t do it alone. Here are some of the ways you can help.
Our team of volunteers help to run public days and do everything from cleaning and preparing the space to serving teas and coffees on the day. Volunteers with electronics experience help to keep the exhibits in good running order and curate the selection of software accessible to visitors so they can get the most out of each machine.
If you’d like to join the volunteer team, please use the contact form to get in touch.
If you’d like to associate your business with the Retro Collective and show your support for our project then you can become a corporate sponsor. Sponsorship includes your business name on our displays, our website and tickets to visit throughout the year. A standard or tailored package can be arranged according to the support you wish to offer.
If you’d like to become a corporate sponsor of Retro Collective please use our contact form to get in touch.
Our venues are largely made up of donated exhibits which we’ve lovingly restored. If you would like to make an equipment donation then please use our contact form to get in touch. We have limited storage space and have to be selective as to what donations we accept in order to best service the venues, but we’re extremely grateful for every offer and if we can’t use them we might be able to direct you to another museum who can.
If you’d like to make a one off financial donation then you can use our contact form.
Become a Patron
If you’re not a business and you’d like to make a regular contribution to Retro Collective you can become a patron of one or all of our venues. Any contribution no matter how small is gratefully received and helps us to better budget and plan the running of the venues knowing that a regular and predictable income is available to help.
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