If you think you have objects which you would like to give to the museum then please read the following notes carefully
All new acquisitions are brought before the Acquisitions Panel to be approved by the Collections Team; the panel meet every three weeks. If the panel agrees to accept your kind offer, the Collections Team will be in touch regarding the donation.
Whilst we greatly appreciate offers of material, please be aware that we cannot accept everything offered to us. Please don’t be offended if we turn you down – we will try to help you to find the most suitable home for your donation.
Please feel free to contact the museum to discuss any potential object donations. As a quick reference please refer to the guide below to see what we generally do and don’t collect. Please note the museum only accepts donations and does not accept deposits or long-term loans. We kindly request that items are not brought into the museum or posted without prior consultation.
Objects, banners, regalia, artworks, prints, cartoons, posters, leaflets, ephemera, badges, memorabilia, and photographs relating to the growth of democracy in Britain, covering not only parliamentary reform, extension of the vote and general elections, but these ‘grassroots’ organisations and campaigns:
Sent out approximately every two months.