Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum offers a range of exclusive opportunities for you and your organisation, aligning your brand with over two centuries of Britain’s justice heritage.

We welcome 30,000 visitors a year and have a national reach. We offer exceptionally rich and diverse opportunities tailored to your specific objectives. These include high-profile partnerships over a number of years, exhibition and event sponsorships, entertaining, and our annual Corporate Memberships.



Our team have a track record of ensuring a strong return on investment for sponsors. When companies align themselves to a particular aspect of our work – be it one of our exhibitions, a unique event, or our learning and community engagement programmes – we listen to their objectives first and foremost. Tailored partnerships are then developed that enable us to fulfil our vision while responding to our partners’ specific business goals.

Find out more about our key sponsorship opportunities below.


Exhibition Sponsorship

Take ownership of one of our exhibitions and create a standout partnership with us whilst reaching new audiences.

Exhibition sponsorship is ideal for building brand awareness and alignment, hospitality, customer and staff engagement and for driving positive PR and marketing hooks.

Benefits may include:


  • Logo inclusion on all exhibition marketing materials, press releases, and advertising
  • Logo inclusion and full-page advertisement in exhibition programmes
  • Logo inclusion on our website with a link to your company’s website
  • Text accreditation on our Donor Boards


  • Invitations to exclusive, invite-only Private Views
  • Invitations to a special corporate supporters’ event including a welcome from the Museum team, and a curator led tour
  • Generous allocation of complimentary tickets to the Museumto be used throughout the exhibition
  • Opportunity to host an exclusive reception at the Museum
  • Personalised help in facilitating your bespoke events plans from large-scale corporate events to small-scale, intimate dinners.

Staff engagement

  • Priority booking for the Museum
  • Exclusive curator-led tours through the cells and courtroom during the run of the sponsored exhibition

To find out more about sponsorship, please contact: Abbie King, Director – or call 01305 261849.