What we collect
The Fusilier Museum London is very grateful to those who give us objects and ephemera to add to our collection. We are obliged to make sure that every acquisition is in line with our collection policy, and that we have the resources to conserve and store each item properly. As a result, it is not always possible for us to accept donations of objects. However, in the event that we cannot accommodate your donation, we may be able to suggest an alternative recipient, so please do contact us if you have something you would like to give.
What we need to know
We ask all potential donors to provide as much information as possible about their items:
- What is being offered - preferably an itemised list including title, description and date (where known).
- Provenance - Where did the items come from? How did you come by them? Can you confirm you or the legal owner would be happy to transfer ownership of the item permanently to the Fusilier Museum London?
- History - What can you tell us about the original owner (if anything)?
- Images - photographs or scans help us to assess condition and content.
How to get in touch
If you wish to offer us items as a donation, please contact us at: email@example.com. Alternatively, you can send your information to:
The Fusilier Museum London
Tower of London
Please ensure that your contact details are included in any correspondence.
When to expect a response
We will endeavour to reply to you within 2-4 weeks of receipt. Please do not send or deliver items to us before we confirm that we are able to accept them.
Other things to note
We prefer to acquire copyright with an item, where possible.
We will not acquire photocopies or scans of originals, except in rare circumstances.
We cannot guarantee to put an item on display.
We are unable to accept unsolicited loans.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND US ANY ORIGINAL ITEMS WITHOUT FIRST CONTACTING THE MUSEUM. ALL MATERIAL RECEIVED IN THIS WAY WILL BE POSTED BACK BY RETURN.