As the national museum of democracy, PHM collects items of national importance, which tell the story of the development of rights, equality, and democracy in Britain.
PHM is urgently seeking donations to supportagainst a challenging backdrop for the cultural sector. We must continue representing, exploring and telling contemporary stories to inspire change for a fairer future.Donate now and help make history
There are still ideas worth fighting for, and we are dedicated to continuing to collect them. It is vital we collect new and underrepresented items and stories to build and share PHM’s diverse collection, now and for the future.
We are looking for items relating to the following themes to ensure the museum’s collection represents:
During the Covid-19 pandemic we want to collect items from campaigns around:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a description and photos (if possible) of the item you’d like to donate.
Please do not send items through the post or deposit them at the museum without speaking to us first, as it means we can’t get the information required to make an informed decision on the offer.
While we appreciate every offer that we receive, we can’t accept everything offered to us; please don’t be disheartened if your item is not accepted, we will try to suggest an alternative repository for your donation where we can.
See the information below on what we do and don’t collect. Please note this list is not exhaustive, and offers may be declined for other reasons that will be explained following decisions made.
Objects, archives, and artworks relating to the development of democracy in Britain, including items on the following themes: