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Wrexham Museums - Collecting Our Past

Wrexham Museums collect on behalf of the local community both to preserve the heritage of Wrexham County Borough and to help your local museums offer the services their many varied users want.

In this section you can find out:

The Collection Policy of Wrexham Museums

The most important fact is:

Wrexham Museums collect on behalf of the local community both to preserve Wrexham's heritage and to help your local museums offer the services their many varied users want.

The numbers in brackets eg (1.1) refer to the official Acquisitions & Disposal Policy.

Summary

All museums have a collection policy, but why?

Officially many collection policies are known as Acquisition and Disposal Policies. This puts the focus on what comes in and what goes out, but the important part is what happens when the object is in the care of Wrexham Museums.

What is in Wrexham Museums' collections at the moment? (1.1-1.5)

What historical items interest Wrexham Museums?

The focus for collecting is on life in Wrexham County Borough. However, the County Borough has not developed in isolation. Wrexham Museums will collect material that represents the past or how life has changed here, but which comes from elsewhere. (3.1-3.5)

How to donate something to your local museum

Are you thinking of donating an item to the Museum collection?

Some helpful hints:

If it's historical and local, don't skip it - call Wrexham Museum on 01978 297460.

How your old things could help the Museum

We are always looking for material to use in our school workshops and in our reminiscence boxes.

Any object that could fit the following themes could be just what we need:

If you would like to donate items for use in the school workshops and the reminiscence boxes, please contact Wrexham Museum 01978 297460 and ask to speak to the Education Officer.