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 can make extensive facilities available to bona fide researchers including the Resources Room, digital photography, digital scanning, and use of the conservation laboratory containing microscopes and other equipment.

To avoid disappointment and enable us to provide a quality service, access to research documentation is strictly by appointment. To arrange a visit or request documentation please contact a member of the Dorman Museum Curatorial team. There may be a charge to access research material and for any images or photocopies.

Without an appointment we may be unable to process requests for research documentation.

stairs to research facilities