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Warrington Museum of Freemasonry

Winmarleigh House

Winmarleigh Street

Warrington

WA1 1NB

 

tel: +44 (0)1925 655416

 

website: pending

 

email: curator@themasonicmuseum.co.uk

 

 

Contact details: Vic Charlesworth; Caroline Crook

 

Date of visit: 7 December 2015

 

Nature and extent of collection

 

Over 300 pieces. The aim of the Museum is to stimulate a wide public interest in the history and development of Freemasonry and to establish the Museum as an integral part of the Warrington Cultural scene with a special focus on the Warrington Freemasons, their history and place in the local community.

 

 

All numbers below are estimated

 

Medals: Over 200 Masonic medals

Paranumismatica: 2 buttons; 6 Mark tokens

Other: Over 20 fabric badges

 

Specific strengths: Masonic medals.

 

Library: Our library collection includes five volumes on Masonic Jewells.

 

 

Databases

 

Database used: Ad lib

 

Proportion of collection on database: Negligible.

 

How much detail in database entries? N/A

 

Are images incorporated? N/A

 

Is the database accessible to the public? Not as yet.

 

Is the database publicly accessible online? N/A

 

 

Display

 

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.

 

 

Access to the collection

 

Is there a study facility? Yes, a room is available for study purposes.

 

Is equipment (balances, magnifying glasses, etc.) provided? N/A

 

 

Public engagement with numismatic collection

 

Is there a handling collection? No.

 

Are numismatic collections used in Education sessions? No.

 

Do numismatic collections feature in gallery talks, lectures? Yes.

 

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, we have contact with the Museum and Library of Freemasonry in  London

 

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

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