The Charity

We’re a registered independent charity and rely on donations to help us preserve, maintain and develop the amazing buildings, gardens and collections in our care as well present an ever-changing calendar of exciting cultural and heritage events for all.


After years of decline, we are at the start of our journey to transform the estate into a vibrant destination and vital community resource.


From showcasing the treasures found in our architecture, gardens, chapels, building and collections to supporting our communities through an ever-growing calendar of cultural and education activities, Ushaw’s unique spirit of place creates a place for life-enhancing opportunities. A place where people come together to wonder, contemplate and engage – to work, rest and play.


Through the generous support of our family of donors - individuals, business partners and trusts and foundations – we can work together to achieve our aims.


Beyond your visit, there are many ways you can continue to support and make a real and lasting difference not only to Ushaw, but to everyone who visits and takes part in our activities now and in the future.


Our potential is endless and we need your support, especially during the current Covid19 crisis.