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Museum policies and donating

Thank you for your interest in donating an artefact to our museum.

The majority of the collection on display at The Spring is not owned by us, instead it is on loan from Portsmouth City Council and Havant County Council via the Hampshire Cultural Trust. This means we are unable to accept donations of anything that is particularly precious as we do not have the appropriate storage facilities to care for it properly and we would not be appropriately insured.

If you would like advice about a particular object or wish to donate an artefact to a museum, please contact:

Hampshire Cultural Trust 

The Spring has a growing handling collection – items of social history that can be used by schools and groups as part of our participation and education programmes and in our 1950s kitchen. If you have an item you would like to donate because it reflects part of social history, please complete our donation form. Then bring your object to us along with the form. If you have any questions about donations to the museum, please send an email to Sophie Fullerlove

You can also contact Sophie for information about our full Acquisition and Disposal Policy. You can view the policy online or download from here.