Donate an Object
Handley Page Victor currently at RAF Marham
Brooklands Museum has a fantastic collection of historic aircraft that were designed and built by Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd here on the Brooklands site. We have a Collection Development Policy that identifies what type of aircraft, cars and objects that we can collect as an Accredited Museum. This policy helps us to manage our collection, safeguarding it for future generations, and states anything within the collection must relate to the Brooklands story. The Victor was undoubtedly an important British aircraft but it sadly has no direct association with the Brooklands and therefore we are unfortunately not in a position to rehome this aircraft
Brooklands Museum is dedicated to collecting and preserving the history of Brooklands for present and future generations. The Museum currently has over 50,000 objects in its collection with almost 10,000 of those on loan.
We are reliant upon the generosity of those who donate and loan items of Brooklands relevance for the richness of the Museum’s collection. However, the desire to preserve must also be balanced with the resources available. A Collecting Policy is in place to guide the Museum in what it should and should not be collecting.
If you have an item that you would like to donate (or loan) to Brooklands Museum, please first take a look at our Collecting Policy to see if it fits with the sort of items we collect. We have priorities for future collecting and areas we no longer collect in. In addition, we are very unlikely to accept any objects that duplicate those in the collection and we will assess each object to satisfy ourselves that we have the necessary resources to care for it to the correct standard and not to the detriment of other items in the collection.
After reading the Collecting Policy, if you think that your item fits with Brooklands Museum’s collection please contact a member of the curatorial team, preferably by email with photos attached:
Andrew Lewis – email@example.com, 01932 857381 ext.246
Alex Patterson – firstname.lastname@example.org, 01932 857381 ext.247
If you are thinking of leaving an object to Brooklands Museum in your will, please see our information on Legacies and talk to a member of the curatorial team.