Collections access

Egyptian artefact with engravings of figures

For access to the Garstang Museum’s collections/archives for research purposes, contact the curatorial team at Please send requests through at least six weeks in advance of any proposed visit. Research visits will normally be scheduled Tuesdays-Thursdays, but it may be possible to make alternate arrangements if enough notice is provided.

Please be advised that due to ongoing building works, much of the archive material is currently inaccessible, and we may not be able to provide access.

Research projects

Researchers applying for external grant funding to work with the Garstang collections or archive material are strongly advised contact the curatorial team to discuss the project in advance of submitting any funding application, to obtain necessary permissions. You will be asked to complete a research project proposal form and, if necessary, a destructive testing application form (available on request).

While the Museum aims to make every effort to accommodate the needs of research projects, there are practical constraints of space, time and staff resources. Researchers are advised to contact the museum to discuss their needs well in advance of the start of any project.