MONEY & MEDALS
Warrington Museum of Freemasonry
tel: +44 (0)1925 655416
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.
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
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.
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.