About the Collections

RAMM cares for wonderful and diverse collections consisting of over one million individual objects and specimens from all over the globe. They are divided into the following curatorial departments: antiquities, costume and textiles, decorative art, ethnography, fine art, natural sciences, numismatics and social history.

The collections contain items of local, national and international importance, and many are of outstanding historical or cultural significance.

What RAMM collects

RAMM reviews its Collections Development Policy at least every five years. This ensures the museum’s collections remain relevant and reflect contemporary society. All policies relating to RAMM’s collections are available on the reports, plans and policies page.

Donating items

If you have an item you would like to offer RAMM please contact us. A curator will be in touch with you. Please provide as much information as you can about the object’s history. Useful information includes when and where it was made or collected and who owned it. If the item came from overseas the museum may ask for the import / export documents. Sending a photograph of the item is really helpful.

Please do not send items in the post or bring items to the museum until you have spoken to a curator.