Donating Items

Donating Items

 

Donating Items

Donating Items
Do you have an item in your possession that you think might be of interest to us and would like to offer it to our collection? 

 

What items do we collect?
We are looking for items of significance linked to the following only:

  • 49th Regiments of Foot

  • 62nd Regiments of Foot

  • 66th Regiments of Foot

  • 99th Regiments of Foot

  • Royal Berkshire Regiment

  • Wiltshire Regiment

  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire)

  • Royal Gloucestershire Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment

  • Royal Gloucestershire Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment Light Infantry.

 

How to Donate an Item

Please contact us first in writing or by email before sending any items as we are unable to return them.  Please give as much information as you can about the item.  A photograph would also be really useful.

We will then consider the details and if the item is accepted we will be in touch to explain what happens next.

We are not able to accept everything that is offered to us. This might be because:

  • We already have a similar item in our Collection
  • The item does not fall into our Collecting Criteria, for example is not from a former Berkshire or Wiltshire regimental unit.

  • The item is not in good condition

If this item is not suitable then we will try to suggest other possible institutions who may be interested.

 

What happens to the item?
If it is accepted by us, then the item will be stored in our Collections.  It may be used in our permanent displays, temporary exhibitions and loaned to other Accredited institutions.

The item may be useful for “handling” purposes, for example for education sessions.  We will then ask your permission if we can use it for this purpose.

 

Contact Information
If you’d like to contact us about your item, then please write to

Assistant Curator
The Rifles Berkshire & Wiltshire Museum
58 The Close
Salisbury
SP1 2EX

or email:  assistantcurator@thewardrobe.org.uk