If you have an object that fits with the criteria above, your first step should be to fill out a donation information form, available on this page, and return it to the museum. You can post it to us, with a return address, or email it to email@example.com . We can then check with you how your object fits with our collection and can give you an initial decision as to whether we are likely to accept it.
You should then make and appointment with the museum manager to arrange to bring the object to the museum.
When bringing the object to the museum, the object will be examined to determine its condition and you will be asked to complete some paperwork to transfer ownership to the museum. We do not take items on loan.
The museum then has 4 weeks to decide if the object will be accepted into the collection. You will be asked if we decide not to keep the object, if you would like to have it returned to you or if you would like us to dispose of it.
Please do not be offended if we do not accept your donation. We are grateful for all offers but simply do not have the space to accept every object.
It cannot be guaranteed that your object will go on display at the museum, but it will be accessible to researchers even if it is kept in our stores.