Object Donations & Bequests

The museum is grateful to all its past donors who have given the museum objects and specimens for its collections. Because of the limits of storage and the high cost of object care and conservation the museum must now limit the range and type of objects it acquires.

The museum operates to a Collection Management Plan which determines the strategic development of its collections. Donations of objects for the collections are accepted provided they fall within the scope this Plan. Curatorial meetings are normally held monthly to determine the suitability of donations.

If you would like to donate material to the museum please, in the first instance, contact the museum by email, letter or telephone.

Our curatorial team can make site visits if a large amount of material needs to be assessed or it involves a large item.

If you would like to leave the museum a bequest of an item or collection it is imperative that you discuss this with a curator before making any provisions in your will to prevent any future distress and legal difficulties.

Financial Bequests

If you require any information on making a financial bequest please contact the Senior Curator at the museum


Arthur Dorman

Arthur Dorman