Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update:18/03/2020

Please note that due to the Coronavirus pandemic Dorman Museum and Dressers Tea Room will be closed for the foreseeable future.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but the health of our residents and staff, especially the vulnerable is of paramount importance and we must do everything we can to slow the spread of Coronavirus.



The museum offers identification services on most objects free of charge, however, should we need to ask outside for opinion from other museums or professionals there may be a charge. We will always advise of any charge before identification.

The museum cannot normally undertake the identification of large numbers of objects.

Items should be deposited at the museum reception where you will be asked to fill out a detailed form.

Identifications are generally carried out within one month depending on work load, staff availability and use of outside experts.

Alternatively you might like to make use of the various identification guides available in the Resources Room.