Donations and loans to Enfield Museum

Enfield Museum is happy to consider all offers of donations or loans to enrich its collection.

Donations

Our museum tells the story of  Enfield’s history and people. To do this, we collect domestic, industrial and social items that have a connection to Enfield.

We are especially interested in collecting material relating to the new communities that have settled in the borough, and any items that help fill in the gaps in the borough's celebrated but largely unrepresented industrial past.

If you have anything you would be interested in donating, including books, photographs, documents and maps, contact Enfield Local Studies and Archive centre.

All offers of donations are assessed using the criteria in our Collection Development Policy (PDF, 181KB). In general, we do not have the capacity to house large items but the older, rarer, or more unique the item is, the more likely it will be of interest to us. However, do check with us before disposing of local historical materials, as we may be able to suggest alternative beneficiaries who can put them to good use.

Temporary loans

Our program of temporary exhibitions is possible thanks largely to the generous contributions of residents lending items for display. Recent examples include the First World War memorabilia contributed by individuals for the ‘Enfield at War: 1914-1918’ exhibition in 2014.

At present we are actively looking for loans or donations of items, photos or film related to retail culture in Enfield over the years. However, Enfield Museum works on many projects with the local community and always welcomes your comments and suggestions for displays.

If you have any items that you can lend us, contact Enfield Local Studies and Archive centre.