Museum Resource and Learning Centre

A treasure trove of art, archaeology, costumes, social history and natural science collections which can be explored through behind the scenes tours, inspiring education sessions and independent study. Please contact us to arrange a personal visit, book a group tour, research visit or find out more about our school education sessions.

Some of the Museum's extensive collections are available to search online.

Items from mrlc collections

The MRLC is the central climate-controlled storage facility for the county's museum collection. 

Art, archaeology, history, costume, textile and natural science enquiries are welcome. 

The centre is open to the public by appointment for group visits, behind the scenes tours, curatorial advice, research and identifications.

Find out about our workshops and learning topics for schools


Museum Resource and Learning Centre
58 Friars Street
Telephone: 01432 383383