Visit our Search Collections page to browse through the items in our collection that have been digitised.
We are always delighted to hear more about objects, and we are actively seeking memories photographs and stories about our collection. Please do contact us at [email protected], quoting the identification number of the object (e.g. 2013.11) in your message.
SSE continues to explore new ways for people to enjoy it. The objects which we care for remain under our care and that of qualified museum professionals. We are working voluntarily under the guidance of the Museums Association code of ethics and will keep people informed about any future changes and developments.
Unfortunately we can only take donations that have a direct and strong connection to SSE’s past. If you'd like to offer an item on these terms, please contact us here.
We are not looking to collect any more examples of objects we already hold: so if you've seen something in the catalogue we will not want another one unless yours has a truly remarkable story attached to it, backed up by relevant photographs.
We will only collect objects and archive records which have a strong connection to SSE and are different from ones we already have. Things with personal stories and photos linked to them are of particular interest to us. The period 1960-2010 will be our main focus for new items that also have strong provenance and human interest.
Sorry, but for our main catalogued collection, no. In common with normal practice in all UK museums, donations and gifts to the former Museum of Electricity were permanent and absolute. Conditional gifts were not accepted. Unless you have written evidence that the item you gave to the museum was a loan and not a donation or was given with preconditions officially agreed and preserved in writing, we regret that it cannot be returned.
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