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Powysland Museum

The Canal Wharf



SY21 7AQ



tel: +44 (0)1938 554656




email: [email protected]



Contact details: Eva Bredsdorff


Date of visit: 5th March 2013


Nature and extent of collection


A relatively small collection of coins and medals that reflect the history and archaeological activity of the local area. The museum is actively collecting Roman coins and British coins.



All numbers below are estimated


Specific strengths: Local coins and medals that relate to Montgomeryshire.


Library: N/A





Database used: MODES


Proportion of collection on database: 50%


How much detail in database entries? Basic information.


Are images incorporated? Some records have images attached.


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? Yes.


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, but there have been exhibitions that featured numismatic material.



Access to the collection


Is there a study facility? Yes, in the temporary exhibition gallery.


Is equipment (balances, magnifying glasses, etc.) provided? No.



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? N/A


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? Yes – Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust; Edward Besly at NMGW.


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

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