In-kind sponsor for Play Tyne

12 October 2021

As a result of wear and tear caused by water damage and the impact of Covid-19 on our budget, we haven't been able to reopen Discovery Museum's hugely popular play space for under 7s, Play Tyne.

This amazing learning resource includes a working scale play station of the bridges over the river Tyne, created especially to help young children develop fine and gross motor skills and hand-eye co-ordination, as well as learning about the physics of the forces of water. 

Initially we are looking for in-kind sponsorship, and would be very grateful if a plumbing business was prepared to donate their time and expertise to look at the water play interactive and see if they can get it working and assess what repairs are needed, so we can understand the scope of the work.

There is also other potential maintenance work involving the waterproof flooring and electrics but we are starting with the plumbing issues and breaking the project down into stages.

In return for providing time and expertise to support Play Tyne we will provide the business with the same benefits we would give a sponsor who gave us a cash donation including promotion to our visitors and online audiences.

Nigel Alston-Phillips, responsible for Business Partnerships at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, said: 

"This is a new way of working for us and we're really overwhelmed by the response from businesses who want to support us. We will be sharing more appeals to reach out for in-kind sponsorship from businesses with the expertise to provide goods and services that we no longer have the budget for, in way of philanthropic support. So please do look out for these." 

Can your business help us with product and professional services to get this vital educational interactive back in action?
Email or call Nigel Alston-Phillips on  07870 393 947 for more information.

We also welcome cash donations which will help us with other maintenance issues and support our public programmes. You can donate to Discovery Museum here: