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Donations: Artefacts and Records

We welcome donations and bequests of artefacts, collections, memorabilia and archive material relating to the history of Deal and the surrounding area

However, space for both display and storage is very limited and we are reliant on volunteer help for the care and conservation of our collections. We cannot, therefore, accept everything we may be offered, nor can we accept items on loan.

We are a local museum and aim to work with other museums, particularly in Kent, to avoid unnecessary duplication and ensure our collections reflect the maritime and local history of Deal and district.

If you would like to make a donation, please contact us and describe the items you are offering.  We will be in touch as soon as possible. Thank you for considering us as a suitable home for your item(s.)

Cup, saucer and spoon, featuring the Deal crest, from Thomas Steed Bayly who was a china dealer and ironmonger. He was Mayor of Deal 1919-23.

Coin from shipwreck on the Goodwin Sands