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Support & Join

Support & Join

Each year, we welcome thousands of visitors to Russborough to engage with art, heritage, culture, music and history through our tours and events. Your support helps us to continue this work and to further our mission to provide education in the fine arts to all.

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Membership

Enjoy free admission, free parking and discounts on selected events and activities.

  • Individual membership €40 Valid for one year for one adult
  • Joint membership €70 Valid for one year for two adults
  • Family membership €100 Valid for one year for two adults and up to four children

Benefits include free parking, access to our parklands walk, rhododendron gardens, playground and craft studios. Discounted admission price and priority booking to selected events. 10% discount on Birds of Prey Centre tours. Discounted house tours for friends and family (when accompanied by a member).

Patron Schemes

Becoming a Patron is a unique and rewarding way to support education, conservation and restoration projects at Russborough.

Benefactor Circle

Annual support from our benefactors make it possible to research and conserve the collections and to expand access to educational groups and schools. As a benefactor you, or a nominated individual, will enjoy member benefits such as free parking, free access to the playground and our parkland walks including the Rhododendron Garden as well as discounted house tours for family and friends. You will receive copies of the Russborough heritage brochures: The House Revealed and Discover the Demesne. In addition, benefactors are invited to occasions such as the RHSI Garden Show and are offered priority booking to ticketed events like the West Wicklow Festival.
Annual subscription €500

Collector Circle

Inspired by the great collectors associated with Russborough- the Beits and the Milltowns, who not only donated significant artworks to the National Gallery but whose legacy to Ireland include the historic collections still on view at Russborough. The Collector Circle acknowledges the great contribution collectors have made to Ireland’s cultural heritage and the funds generated support the conservation, restoration and presentation of the collections – art, furniture, porcelain, silver, books and photography. As well as the benefits accruing to our benefactors, members of the Collectors Circle will be invited to boutique events including: The Artist’s Table - meet some of Ireland’s best known contemporary artists at an annual dinner. Lecture Series – industry experts will advise on aspects of collecting including fine art for investment, organising, presenting and editing your collection, and tax incentives for art collectors

Annual subscription: €2000

Conservation Appeals

Russborough is an independent museum and charity, with an internationally significant collection of the fine and decorative arts, open to the public seven days a week for ten months of the year. The extensive work that goes on behind the scenes in bringing the Collection to life through research, exhibitions, education, community work and conservation is funded thanks to donations from our generous supporters. Details of our current conservation appeals can be found here.

Sponsor an Urn- €750

The seventy-six ornamental urns are positioned on the parapets and the wings at Russborough. They are one of the most striking features of the House. The urns are composed of Portland stone and limestone and comprise five different designs featuring various types of foliage, scrolling, fluting and topped by filials. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the urns benefitted from two major restorations. The works carried out at that time involved the use of Portland and Roman cement which would be regarded as inappropriate today. As a result, there has been some water ingress and corrosion of the original iron fixing pins.

In 2005, six of the 76 urns were restored with assistance from the Irish Georgian Society and a private philanthropist. While this was an extensive and time-consuming project, it has provided valuable information to guide the restoration methodology for the seventy urns still to be repaired. It is hoped to finance this conservation programme through fundraising efforts.

The Alfred Beit Foundation is appealing to individuals or corporations willing to sponsor the restoration of an individual urn, or indeed, a group of urns. A permanent dedication listing the names of each sponsor in recognition of their support will be displayed in the colonnade.

Corporate Engagement

Russborough is delighted to work closely with our corporate partners to deliver flexible and imaginative benefits, and to ensure return on investment against commercial and corporate responsibility objectives To discuss potential partnerships by sponsoring one of our events or sponsor a table at our annual fundraising dinner, please contact the Development Team at teresacrowley@Russborough.ie, or on 045 865 239.

Corporate Memberships

Becoming a corporate partner of Russborough House and Gardens is a rewarding and enjoyable way for your staff to engage with history, culture and education. Access our private tours and activities for groups at reduced rates and additionally receive exclusive benefits, details can be found here https://www.russboroughevents.com/membership

Corporate Away Days

Create a unique event for colleagues or clients with the help of our events team or choose from one of our best-selling event packages https://www.russboroughevents.com/event-packages

Member Advantages

Individual membership

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Free admission, free parking and discounts on selected events and activities.

Joint membership

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Valid for one year for two adults.

Family membership

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Valid for one year for two adults and up to four children.