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Donating objects

We cannot accept all donations and our collecting policy determines what type of gifts we can accept, or it may be that we already have an object which is the same as the one you wish to donate.

Before donating

If you are considering donating an object to the Royal Armouries, please contact one of our curators before visiting, so that they can offer some initial advice.

This will ensure:

You should also:

If the donation is a legacy from your will you should:

After donating

If we accept the object we will ask you to sign a deposit form to record that you have delivered the object to the museum.

We will then go through our internal approval process to agree that the object can enter the collection. Once this is complete you will be sent a Deed of Gift to formalise the donation.

Advice for bringing objects into the museum