Donating objects or collections

Donations by members of the public

If you have an object or a collection that you would like to donate to the museum, please get in touch using the contact details at the bottom of this page.

The Museum has an Acquisitions and Disposal policy (available on request) under which it is the responsibility of the Accessions Committee to decide whether the Museum wishes to accept the object or collection being offered. For this reason it is not possible to give an immediate response to an offer of a donation.

Please note that if you bring along an object or objects to the Museum to donate you will be asked to provide some basic information, including your name and address, so that the Museum can contact you once the Accession Committee has made a decision on whether to accept the offer.

Deposition of archaeological archives

Field Units carrying out interventions in the Ryedale area and seeking to deposit the resulting archives with Malton Museum should, at the earliest opportunity, download a copy of the Museum’s Procedures for the Deposition of Archaeological Archives.