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.)
First World war memorabilia, including a Belgian lace cushion cover, made in 1916.
A book about Walmer Place donated to our archive library.
Donations Past and Present
A set of boards depicting the occupiers of Deal High Street buildings between 1904 and 1971.
Donated by Liz Turner, a Deal resident, whose mother and father produced the boards.
A glass tankard commemorating the 350th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Marines.
A Royal Marines figurine from the Hamilton Collection – “Dress Blues.”