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Public Task Statement: Tennyson Research Centre

This statement sets out the functions carried out by the Tennyson Research Centre and what information is available for re-use under the Re-Use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005.

The Public Task

The Tennyson Research Centre gathers, keeps, enables access and develops exhibitions relating to historic archive collections, objects, photographs and publications relating to the poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson and his family. A brief overview of our collections is provided in our collections development strategy. Access to exhibitions at heritage sites is free of charge during our opening hours. Access to materials in store is by arrangement only, but information is available on Lincs to the Past.

The Tennyson Research Centre is a Lincolnshire County Council service. The core functions are carried out within a complex legal framework including the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964, and the Byelaws under Section 19 of this Act issued by Lincolnshire County Council in 1974.

Information available for re-use

You can see and re-use information that is published by the service (e.g. catalogues, indexes, policies, procedures) free of charge provided this information is not subject to Data Protection [e.g. accessions register] or a third party agreement. This includes catalogue entries on Lincs to the Past.

A number of archives and photographs have been digitised and are available at Lincs to the Past.

You can also see archives and publications held at the Tennyson Research Centre free of charge during our opening hours. You can make a copy of most of these items for personal use but the law for re-use is more restrictive. Copies will be made available for personal use unless the archives are considered too fragile to be copied. Charges are applied for any copies made by staff. Charges will also be applied for reproduction. Constraints include copyright, intellectual property rights, Data Protection and third party agreements, and are outlined in our copying guidelines. The copying guidelines, arrangements and charges are on our website.

In order to cater better for Data Protection requirements and prevent identifications, Lincolnshire County Council, when appropriate, will anonymise data to be released by following the indications specified by ICO in the relevant Code of Practice “Anonymisation: managing data protection risk”, issued in November 2012.

Review and complaints

This statement is due to be reviewed in the event of any major service changes or in March 2017. If you have any queries or complaints about the re-use of information, please submit them to

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Last updated: 16 August 2016

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