Our collections include many items that have been donated over the years. Some of our most interesting artefacts were given to the museum by freemasons, masonic lodges and members of the public.

If you have something you think we might like to add to our collections, the first step is to email us with photographs and information about the item. Please include:

  • Your contact details (address, email, phone number)
  • Anything you know about where the item came from or who it belonged to

One of our Collections team will take a look and get back to you.

Please don’t post items or bring them into the museum without getting in touch first. Staff won’t be able to accept them and they will be returned to you.

Sadly, we get more offers than we can actually handle. We can only accept a small fraction of donations into the collection. Like all museums, we have a limited amount of storage space. We have to make careful decisions which items are most deserving of long-term care. For more details about how we make these decisions, see our Collections Development Policy.

Although I am a freemason the museum holds a fascinating insight not only of the masonic history but also that of the UK involvement in many other ways.

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