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Date of visit: n/a


Nature and extent of collection

The museum has a collection of coins, medals and tokens. Present collection policy limits further collection to local items.


All numbers below are estimated


Roman coins: Yes

British coins: Yes

British tokens: Yes

Medals: Yes


Specific strengths: n/a


Library: Local History and Scottish collections. Coins and medals, a few




Database used:


Proportion of collection on database: 90%


How much detail in database entries? Number, name, description, materials, size, location.


Are images incorporated? Yes – 50%


Is the database accessible to the public? No


Is the database publicly accessible online? What is the URL if so? No





Are there permanent numismatic displays? No


Is numismatic material incorporated into more general displays? Yes


Is there a facility for temporary exhibitions? Yes


Have there been numismatic exhibitions in the past? If so, what? No



Access to the collection

Is there a study facility? Yes


Is equipment (balances, magnifying glasses, etc.) provided? Magnifying glasses are available



Public engagement with numismatic collection


Is there a handling collection? Yes


Are numismatic collections used in Education sessions? Yes


Do numismatic collections feature in gallery talks, lectures? No


Are there other engagement activities based around numismatic collections?  No



ID and public enquiries


Does the museum offer a service for identifying objects and other public enquiries? Yes



Curatorial knowledge


Is there any numismatic expertise in-house. If so, who, and in what areas? No

Is there access to external expertise? If so, who and in what areas? n/a


If there is expertise in-house, is there a willingness/capacity to share that with other museums? n/a

North Ayrshire Heritage Centre

Manse Street



KA21 5HB


tel: 01294 464174


email: naheritage @

North Ayrshire Heritage Centre