Collection Acquisition

The Abbey Museum has a broad collecting policy, acquiring material that tells the human story worldwide. Our collection span over 500,000 years from prehistory to the 20th century,  providing insights into the technology, art, music, science, faith, and daily lives of an ever-changing society.  Each has a story to tell that informs our past and guides our future.  They are the foundations on which our world today is built.  

Your support of the Abbey Museum will enable us to acquire objects to enhance our collection. Our current target acquisitions include musical instruments, costumes, early guns and medieval figurative objects. Also Viking and Greek artefacts, two cultures that are not well represented in the Museum collection.

Senior Curator looking at a piece