Painting collection

Identification of objects

Bringing objects to the museum for identification can include (depending on the individual object):

  • what the object is
  • the material it is made from
  • a rough estimate as to the age
  • what it may have been used for
  • how it got to the location where you found it, or how it was formed or made.

We cannot give an object's value as we do not deal in market values.


West Suffolk Council seeks to preserve and conserve the history of west Suffolk. If you have an object that you feel is of interest to us and would like to lend or donate it to the museum, please get in touch. If it’s not suitable for us we may be able to arrange to pass it on to a different museum.

Great Hall

Collections enquiries

For any researchers wanting to enquire about any of our collections, we are more than happy to help. Please contact us and we will do our very best to help you with your query.

Resource boxes

The museum loans boxes as educational aids with artefacts to related to subjects in History, Art and Science. These boxes are also available to loan for care and residential homes. These come in a number of varied facilities and it is probably best to ring for advice for how we can best accommodate.

Venue hire

The museum is available for hire for various events or meetings. Please contact us for more information and availability.

Tourist information point

Along with The Apex and the cathedral, Moyse's Hall offers information and advice for those visiting Bury St Edmunds.


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