Our collections

Make an enquiry about Leicester Museum & Galleries Collections or tell us about an object you would like to donate by filling out our Collections Enquiry and Object Donation Form.

Regimental enquiries

For enquiries relating to soldiers service history, specifically for soldiers who served with the Royal Leicestershire Regiment please visit their website.

For enquiries about soldiers who weren't in the Royal Leicestershire Regiment please visit the National Archives website.

Your object

We are not able to provide conservation and restoration advice but please visit the Conservation Register website for information.

If you would like to donate any paper documents or photographs with a local provenance please contact Leicester and Leicestershire Record Office.

For information on objects and museums relating to Leicestershire please contact the County Museum Service.

Archaeological Finds

Public finds identification service; archaeological object finds can be brought in to Newarke Houses Museum for identification.

The period of time taken to identify objects and provide a report can vary from item to item due to factors such as the necessity for further specialist knowledge. If you fail to retrieve your objects within three months after being told that they are ready for collection, then we reserve the right to dispose of your items.

Leicester Museums & Galleries Collections Development Policy

The Collections Development Plan outlines our collections and our plans for developing them over the period 2018 – 2024.

The Leicester Museums & Galleries Service have a wide variety and range of collections which reflect the historical and contemporary importance of Leicester, its companies, people and stories. They also reflect a broader historical and contemporary look at local, national and international arts.

The policy outlines how we plan to continue to collect moving forward, and ensure that the collections reflect the diverse narrative of the city or Leicester.