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Rugby Art Gallery and Museum collects objects, which are relevant to the history of the borough of Rugby. If you would like to offer an object that you feel will be appropriate for the collection please review the acquisition development policy and contact the museum. You can do this in one of the ways below.

  • Email details of your object(s) to:
  • phone: (01788) 533201
  • Download and the complete the donations enquiry form and return to;

Collections Officer
Rugby Art Gallery and Museum
Little Elborow Street
CV21 3BZ

Once your offer has been received it will need to be reviewed by the appropriate staff member. We aim to respond to offers within six weeks. This is because we receive several offers every week and each enquiry has to be considered in the same way.

If for any reason we are not able to accept your offer you will be contacted as soon as possible. Please do not be offended by this. This will be because we either have a duplicate item in the collection already or that it does not fit with the current collecting policy.

Please note the museum does not normally accept:

•    Material on long-term loan. Objects are only accepted as donations or bequests.
•    Donations with specific conditions attached.
•    Hazardous objects or substances.

If your object fits our collection you will be contacted by a member of staff to arrange a time for it to be handed into the museum. Once the object(s) enter the museum an entry must be completed with details of the object(s). As part of this you will be asked to sign a transfer of title section on the entry form. This formalises the donation of the objects, including full title, which will pass to Rugby Borough Council.

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