Donations - Exhibits
The Museum is always seeking to expand its' collection, to obtain and save as many artifacts from the Battle of Britain period as is possible (July – October, 1940), but we also seek items, memorabilia etc. that cover some other aspects of the air war over Britain. This would include items recalling the V1 & V2 campaigns, the Focke Wulf 190 "Tip & Run" raids, as well as anything relating to the history of Hawkinge and the Home Front at this time.
We also have a display of First World War items and, as this was the first time Britain was attacked from the air, we regard this as the first Battle of Britain. In view of this, items relating to the Zeppelin and Gotha bomber raids are also of great interest to us.
To this end we would ask anyone who has such an item to consider donating it to the museum. All donations, when exhibited, make reference to the donor and give as much information on the history of the exhibit as is possible.
We only accept artefacts that can be used or displayed within the Museum collection. On rare occasions we will accept other items and offer to pass these on to another suitable museum on behalf of the donor. Any item donated to the Museum will be protected by both the Trustees and the Charity Commission.
If you would like to discuss such a donation to the Museum, please contact our Chairman David Brocklehurst MBE and he will be happy to give you any information you may require.