MONEY & MEDALS
Clifton Park Museum
tel: +44 (0)1709 336633
Contact details: Jessica Tarver; Karl Noble
Date of visit: 29 January 2019
Nature and extent of collection
1,700 pieces. The York and Lancaster Regimental Museum covers the history of the Regiment. It also features the Regiment's forebears, the 65th and 84th Regiments of Foot. The displays include uniforms, weapons and equipment from all periods of the Regiment's history. The Regimental Museum holds an impressive array of objects, from uniforms and equipment to medals and personal items.
All numbers below are estimated
Modern and paper money: A small collection of coins including a coin pouch belonging to a soldier containing coins he collected and brought back to the UK after World War Two. Collection also includes a number of international banknotes brought back by soldiers as souvenirs from countries including France, Italy, Greece, Germany etc.
Medals (commemorative or military): 1,640 military medals and 54 commemorative and sporting medals
Specific strengths: Military medals
Library: A number of medal and military books are held by the archives section with a specific strength in the history of the regiment.
Database used: AdLib.
Proportion of collection on database: 99%
How much detail in database entries? This varies.
Are images incorporated? N/A
Is the database accessible to the public? Not currently.
Is the database publicly accessible online? Not currently.
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? N/A
Access to the collection
Is there a study facility? Yes, by request.
Is equipment (balances, magnifying glasses, etc.) provided? Yes.
Public engagement with numismatic collection
Is there a handling collection? No.
Are numismatic collections used in Education sessions? N/A
Do numismatic collections feature in gallery talks, lectures? N/A
Are there other engagement activities based around numismatic collections? N/A
ID and public enquiries
Does the museum offer a service for identifying objects and other public enquiries? A limited service is offered.
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