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Loans, donations and bequests

You can support your local museum or gallery

Last updated: 15 November 2022

Next review: 15 November 2023

There are many ways you can support your local museum or gallery.

Donations to the collections

We are always looking to develop our collections, to ensure they continue to reflect past and present Waltham Forest.

If you have an item, document or photograph of local historical interest you wish to donate, please contact the Vestry House Museum using the contact details below. One of the curators will be able to advise whether the Museum can accept your offer based on our collection policy.

Please do not bring items in without an appointment, as staff cannot take things in without curatorial approval.

If your item relates to William Morris or the Arts and Crafts Movement, please contact the William Morris Gallery on the contact details below.

If we are not able to accept your items we will endeavour to put you in contact with an organisation which may be able to assist you further.

Bequests and pecuniary gifts

Donations help fund a wide variety of projects; such as new acquisitions, exhibitions, our public engagement and learning events.

There are donations boxes at the Vestry House Museum and William Morris Gallery.

To donate directly from your bank account, or if you are thinking of making a bequest please contact us for further information.

Waltham Forest Archives and Local Studies Library

Vestry House Museum

Vestry Road
E17 9NH

William Morris Gallery

Lloyd Park

Forest Road
E17 4PP