A lot of the items on display in the museum today are by kind donation from generous members of the public. The Lords Feoffees thank all those who have previously donated to the museum collection for helping to make the Bayle Museum the wonderful and interesting place it is today.
We continue to welcome the opportunity to add new items to our museum collection and are extremely grateful for all offers of donations we receive. However, we are not always able to accept every object offered to us; this can be due to limits on storage, costs, duplication within the collection and suitability for the museum.
Before bringing an object to us, please contact the Lords Feoffees office as we will first need to gather information on every potential donation. It is always useful if you are able to provide a description, photo, and a brief history of the object detailing any connection to Bridlington.
Please note that staff working at the museum are unable to accept donated objects – this can only be arranged with the Lords Feoffees office.
You can contact us by:
Post: F.A.O. The Clerk to the Lords Feoffees, Manor House, 64 High Street, Bridlington, YO16 4PZ
Telephone: 01262 674308
After careful consideration by the Lords Feoffees, we will advise you as to whether the object can be accepted. Accepted items can then be delivered to the Lords Feoffees office and a donations form will be sent to you for signature.
The featured exhibit within the Bayle Museum usually changes theme on an annual basis, therefore items donated to the collection are not always on display. When not in use, items are stored and catalogued for future exhibitions. Items within the collection, including those not on display, can be made available, by appointment, for the purpose of study and research.
The Bayle Museum does not normally accept objects on long-term loan and may not accept objects with specific conditions attached. In almost every circumstance, objects containing hazardous materials and substances (eg. asbestos, explosives, radioactive material, flammable, poisonous or potential carcinogens) will not be accepted.
We look forward to hearing from anyone considering making a donation.