The museum’s collection was originally based upon the collection of the Warrington Natural History Society but it has since grown in excess of 200,000 objects, covering natural sciences, antiquities, social history, numismatics, ethnology, fine and decorative arts and an extensive local photographic archive. Some of the items are undoubtedly of national significance, but the majority relate to Warrington and the surrounding areas. For more information about the museum’s collections, click on the images below.

Object Enquiry Service

Do you have an object and wonder about its history or what on earth it might be? Bring it to the museum on any Wednesday between 2pm and 4pm and one of our collection staff will try and help.

Contact the collections team on 01925 442399 or by using this form.

Please note that Warrington Museum & Art Gallery is unable to give valuations and that offensive weapons of any type are not permitted in the museum.