Founded in 1865, the Palestine Exploration Fund is the world's oldest society dedicated to the scientific investigation of all disciplines relating to the ancient Levant.

The PEF is an independent registered charity and receives no external Goverment funding. Any donation, however large or small, is always gratefully received.

The PEF gives financial support to established and up and coming researchers by giving annual research grants. Our own archives and collections are a unique and internationally important research resource and are available to members.

The PEF has set three distinct fundraising goals:

  • To move to better premises which will enable us to provide improved services for researchers and the general public, to implement higher standards of care for our collections, and to make them more widely available.
  • To increase our support of qualified researchers worldwide through the giving of annual grants.
  • To become a more active direct participant in research.

The first of these will be realised in the summer of 2018 when we move to new premises in Greenwich at 5-7 Dreadwalk Walk London SE10 9FP. We hope this move will be a springboard to greater success in all areas, but we will need your help to furnish and run the new research centre!

How to Give

You can support the PEF with contributions in any amount. Please fill out our donation form. Cheques (£UK Sterling only) are made payable to “The Palestine Exploration Fund”. Bank tranfers and credit card payments in all currencies are to be made using the form, which also includes information about Gift Aid for UK Taxpayers. Please send the completed form as an email attachment, or by post or fax to:

5-6 Dreadnought Walk
SE10 9FP