Loans, Donations and Bequests

Our collection relies on the generosity of people who donate objects. Some of those objects are family treasures entrusted to the Migration Museum to ensure they are preserved for future generations. Others are records and artefacts from community organisations, clubs and associations.

We are careful to set priorities for how the collection grows, to make sure that we do not duplicate material that we already hold and that we have the resources to care for any new material we accept.

You can learn more about our collection priorities on the Collection FAQs page. If you would like to donate to the Migration Museum please fill in the form below, or contact us if you have any questions.

To help us with your offer, please describe the object you would like to donate. Provide as much detail as you can and if possible a photograph. The sorts of things you might include are:

• What is the history of the object?

• Where was it made? Who made it and when?

• Do you know any stories about people connected to the object?

• What condition is the object in?

• What are its measurements?

Our collection is founded on public support.

Contact us about donations and bequests

Complete this form and submit it to make an offer of a donation or bequest.

Any information you can provide will be helpful. We are interested in information such as: who made the item? Who used the item? When? Where? Do you know any stories relating to the item/s? Or about people connected with the item/s? What condition is the item in? Is there documentation relating to the item, such as receipts or photographs of people using it?

Please attach any additional supporting images, documents or information on your item/s here.

Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg png bmp eps tif txt rtf html odf pdf doc docx ppt pptx xls xlsx zip.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg png bmp eps tif txt rtf html odf pdf doc docx ppt pptx xls xlsx zip.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg png bmp eps tif txt rtf html odf pdf doc docx ppt pptx xls xlsx zip.

Please note that the Migration Museum does not accept objects on indefinite loan, provide valuations, or buy and sell objects online.

Thank you for contacting the Migration Museum.