Adopt an Animal

Adopt an Animal

Please donate today to help us look after the animals in our care.

Do you love lizards, snakes or spiders? 

All the animals at South Shields Museum & Art Gallery need a lot of care from our dedicated team, including clean homes, fresh bedding, lots of food, and in some cases even regular walks. By adopting an animal for a year, you will support the museum to continue to provide specialist care for our wonderful spiders, lizards and snakes.

In return, we will send you a certificate with your name on (or the name of the recipient if it is a gift), featuring a photograph of the animal and stating that you / they have adopted it for one year.

Adopt one of our animals for £5 per month or £60 per year

As a Supporter, you (or the beneficiary of your gift, if they are over 18 years old) will receive the following benefits:

  • invitations to VIP exhibition preview events (for you and a guest of your choice)
  • priority booking for exhibitions and events
  • regular must-see museums emails about what’s on at our venues 
  • quarterly updates about the impact of your support.

Please donate today.

For more information please email