Weddings, births or graduations; birthdays, anniversaries or memories of good times passed. A beautiful butterfly is a wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion, or to commemorate a loved one's life. Each butterfly on The Butterfly Wall represents a special memory or a personal story.


Donations to The Butterfly Wall keep our family fun events free of charge, and support learning activities for all ages at the Great North Museum: Hancock. Excellent provision for children and young people is central to our vision, and more than ever we need your help to keep our programmes up to date and available for all. Since 2009, the hugely popular Butterfly Wall fundraising campaign has helped more than 200,000 children and young people take part in inspirational learning activities, and your support means that we can continue to inspire young minds long into the future.

Be Part of Something Special

A beautiful butterfly would make a unique and thoughtful gift for a family member or friend. Why not mark a special occasion by adding to our growing kaleidoscope of butterflies? Sponsoring a butterfly will also help to support activities for children and young people at the Great North Museum: Hancock. You will receive a special Gift Card too. 

If you would like to support this incredibly important aspect of our work and include your name (or the name of someone you love) on our beautiful Butterfly Wall please make a donation today! Our suggested donation is £30 or more*.

To donate, please download an application form or click on the link below. Alternatively you can contact us on (0191) 277 2196 or email We would be delighted to speak to you.

Click here to donate online.

Thank You!

* A donation is equal to one butterfly; however you can include up to 2 names, e.g. Barbara & Mark Walker, Keith & Tom, Mr and Mrs J. Slade.