Corby Borough Council Collection

Corby Borough Council

Culture and Leisure Dept

2nd Floor Deene House

New Post Office Square



NN17 1GD


tel: +44 (0)1536 464284







Contact details: Billy Dalziel


Date of visit: 19 December 2019


Nature and extent of collection


150 pieces. Corby Borough Council will only collect material from the council’s administrative area, only collecting items proven to be of exceptional or unique importance and that relate to previous collecting.

Material will only be collected that falls within the themes of current collections, geology, archaeology, art and social history.


Future collecting will focus on Victorian material, steel works material, etc. Material relating to migrant history of Welsh, Scottish, Irish, Poland, Latvia and other migrants who came to the town via the steelworks.


Roman artefacts is a priority area to collect with regard to the Weldon Roman Villa site and Roman Road through Corby



All numbers below are estimated


Roman coins: 100–150 coins from Weldon Roman Villa site

Medals (commemorative and military): a small number


Specific strengths: Roman coinage.


Library: N/A





Database used: MODES.


Proportion of collection on database: 5%


How much detail in database entries? Minimal.


Are images incorporated? Yes, images are taken and added to MODES as objects are catalogued.


Is the database accessible to the public? Yes, on request.


Is the database publicly accessible online? Not currently, but we plan to change this soon.





Are there permanent numismatic displays? No.


Is numismatic material incorporated into more general displays? No.


Is there a facility for temporary exhibitions? Yes, at Corby Heritage Centre.


Have there been numismatic exhibitions in the past? If so, what? We exhibited the Hallaton Hoard travelling exhibition in 2014.



Access to the collection


Is there a study facility? No.


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



Public engagement with numismatic collection


Is there a handling collection? Yes, we have the Corby Pole Fair Loan Box.


Are numismatic collections used in Education sessions? No.


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? No.



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? We have access tp expertise through Museum Development East Midlands.


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