All potential acquisitions are carefully considered, to ensure that they meet the criteria of our Collecting Policy. There are many things to consider, such as the condition of the object, its significance to the collection, whether we already have similar objects, and if we have sufficient storage space.
The museum will only agree to adding loans to the collection if they are for short term temporary exhibitions, or if the object is of great significance to the collection and the stories the museum is trying to tell.
The Museum will purchase significant items, however we have to very carefully consider what we purchase, due to limited budgets. If the cost was beyond our means, but we wished to collect the item, we would apply for external funding to aid us with a purchase.
Items we are looking to acquire
We are currently looking to acquire the following vehicles:
Daimler SP250 (Dart) motorcar
Triumph TR3, TR4, TR5, TR6 motorcars
Loaning an item from the Museum
Coventry Transport Museum will loan items to other Museums, and in special cases to other related institutions, in accordance with conservation needs and security conditions.
For more information about the type of objects we will loan, please contact the Museum.
Get in touch:
If you would like to discuss the possibility of donating an item to, or borrowing an item from Coventry Transport Museum, please contact us in the first instance at firstname.lastname@example.org