Donate an Object
The Museum welcomes offers of relevant material to its collections. However, it is important that we do not duplicate items or accept objects that fall outside our Collecting Policy.
If you have material you think we would find interesting, please contact us in advance before visiting. If possible we would like to know some information about the piece and a photo, which will enable us to advise you on whether to bring it to the Museum for us to examine it more closely.
If we accept your object, it may not immediately go on display but it will be carefully stored and recorded in our database. It may be drawn upon for special exhibitions or lent to other registered institutions, and it will also be available for research, study and education purposes. Sometimes an object is useful for work with education groups, in which case, with your permission, it will form part of our handling collection.
Our staff will be able to advise you of alternative options if we are unable to accept your offer.
If you are considering offering an object to us as a donation, please contact us.
Please note that we cannot give the valuation of any object.