Member Benefits

  • Membership card for free museum admission
  • Invitations to members-only events, including previews of upcoming exhibits
  • The Miners’ Journal, our quarterly newsletter
  • 10% discount at the museum gift shop (exludes “Made in Galena” items)

Basic Membership

Senior 65+ (Single) – $25

Senior 65+ (Couple) – $35

Single Adult—$30

Student/Military* – $15

Family (2 adults & children) – $50

Military Family* – $30


All of the above include a membership card for free museum admission, invitations to members-only events (including new exhibits openings), The Miners’ Journal (our quarterly newsletter), and 10% discount in our gift shops (excluding consignment items).

*Must have current student or military ID.

Basic Memberships


Enhanced Membership Levels

Lead Miner—$150 Basic Membership plus two free guest tickets with each museum visit.

Blacksmith—$250–Basic Membership plus four free guest tickets with each museum visit.

Steamboat Captain—$500–Basic Membership plus one private guided museum tour for the members and four guests.

Galena General—$1,000–Basic Membership plus six free guest tickets with each museum visit, a behind-the-scenes “white glove” visit guided by staff, and two free admission tickets to the event of your choice (some restrictions apply).

Business—$100–Basic Membership plus free one-time admission for all staff members, ten free museum tickets to distribute to clients, and rack card and poster space at our retail sites.

Not-for-Profit—$25–Basic Membership plus rack card and poster

Enhanced Memberships