Advice, research and consultation

Museum services are currently limited due to a major re-development project.


Our staff are able to offer fundamental advice on caring for objects and in depth information on historical artefacts.

For advice contact us on 01432 383383 or at

If you would like specialist conservation, restoration and repair advice then this is available through the national conservation register.


We can help you find out more about artefacts in our collections at our Museum Resource and Learning Centre.

We also have a research library that you can access during your visit which is located in our dedicated research room.

Staff support can be provided free for the first half hour, £30 per hour after that.

Some of our collection is also available to view in our online collections search. You can also download our Collections development policy for further information.

Our full David Garrick archive is available online in our dedicated website.

An extensive portfolio of Brian Hatton's work is available in our online collection.

Consultation work

We are able to offer curatorial expertise in fine art, costumes, archaeological artefacts, textiles and social history, as well as exhibitions and displays.

Consultation work is provided at £30 per hour, £120 per half day, £225 per whole day.