Garden Museum

5 Lambeth Palace Road




tel: +44 (0)151 478 4393







Contact details: Emma House


Date of visit: TBA


Nature and extent of collection


90 pieces. Relatively small collection of medals, tokens and badges that are related to gardening or horticulture.



All numbers below are estimated


British tokens: 1 token for Vauxhall Gardens designed by William Hogarth

Medals: 80 award medals for horticultural and gardening competitions

Other: 10 badges for National Garden Scheme and other garden events


Specific strengths: Horticultural and gardening award medals.


Library: N/A





Database used: Collection Index


Proportion of collection on database: 100%


How much detail in database entries? Each record contains basic information.


Are images incorporated? Yes, around 5% of records include images.


Is the database accessible to the public? No.


Is the database publicly accessible online? Not currently, but it is hoped that it will be publicly accessible in the future.





Are there permanent numismatic displays? N/A


Is numismatic material incorporated into more general displays? We are currently closed for redevelopment. When we reopen some of our medals will go on display.


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? N/A



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? N/A



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