Donate an object

Many items on display at the museum came to be in our collections thanks to generous donations from members of the public. These items help us more effectively tell the story of Portsmouth, and keep the city’s heritage free to view for city residents and visitors alike.

In fact, some of our most popular items actually came from public donations.

Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery holds items from a number of our collections. Visit the Portsmouth Museums site for information on each:
Archaeology collection
Art collection
Local History collection
Military History collection

If you have an item to donate, take a read through our procedure information page, which details the steps involved and the contact details for you to get in touch.

Donations to the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection

If you want to make a donation specifically to the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection, take a look at the Conan Doyle website for full details.