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Council Services:

Loans, donations and bequests

Loan kits

We have a range of loans kits which are available to borrow from the council's museums.  These kits contain a number of objects and supporting information.  The Loans Kits cover a wide range of subjects from Geology to the Victorians and the Romans to Crime.

There is a standard weekly charge and the kits can be borrowed for periods of up to three weeks.

For more information about this service please contact The Collection.


If you have an object of historical interest, which was made or used in the County of Lincolnshire, or relates to collections already held by them and would like to donate it to us please contact your local museum.

You will need to make an appointment with the museum, so that you can bring your item in for assessment.  The museum officer will find out as much as possible about the object and its history, e.g. how old is it, what was it used for, who owned it and any interesting stores attached to it. 

It is always helpful if you have any paperwork that might be associated with the object,such as receipts for purchase, instruction books, photographs.  All of this adds to the richness of the object.

We will make a decision whether to accept your donation based on our existing collections, our collections priorities, legislations and Council policy.

If we are unable to accept the item, we will try to put you in touch with another museum which maybe able to.


Should you wish to make a bequest please contact us to discuss the nature of the bequest.

Your views

We are keen to know your views on the types of collections we currently hold.  Are there areas of the collections which you think are particularly important and should be built upon?  Are there collections which you feel are under-represented or need to be developed. 

Please contact us at one of the museums.

Vist the LincstothePast website

Lincs to the Past

Our new website allows you to browse and buy images from Lincolnshire’s Cultural collections. You can also view exhibitions and learning resources.

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Last updated: 1 July 2016

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