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Monetary donations are gratefully received. 100% of donations go to the Museum and help us to continue our preservation and educational work. There are multiple ways you can donate money to us.
Online via PayPal or card: We are a registered charity and are enrolled in the PayPal Giving Fund. You can make one-off or monthly donations here and can gift aid your donation if you are eligible.
Online via our online shop: Our online shop has a donation item which has various pre-set amounts. Simply select your amount, add to cart and check out. It accepts all major cards and mobile payment systems.
Standing Order: Give a one off gift or make a regular donation to support the work of the Essex Police Museum by completing and returning the standing order form.
Payroll Giving: Essex Police officers and staff can make a regular donation through their salary payroll and retired officers and staff can donate in a similar way through their pension payroll. Download the payroll giving form.
In Person: There is a donation box for cash donations and a QR code for online, card or mobile donations at the museum. We will also have them when we attend external events.
Legacy: If Essex Police has been important to you, or those close to you, a gift in your will could be the best way to remember and support us. Your gift will ensure we continue to introduce youngsters from the age of two onwards to the police. We run an education programme for all school children in Essex. With your support we can also continue educating vulnerable adults or providing reminiscence sessions in care homes. Your support means that the history of Essex Police will be preserved and treasured for future generations. To find out how to leave a gift in your will please view our legacy leaflet.
The Essex Police Museum is very grateful to those who donate items to its collection. If you would like to donate something please email us. It would be useful if you can include as many details as possible and photographs of the item(s). Each donation is considered on a case-by-case basis according to our collection policy and our resources. If we are unable to accept your donation we will try our best to suggest an alternative home for it.
If we are able to accept your donation we will arrange an appointment for you to bring it to the museum and complete the necessary paperwork. We will need to confirm your contact details, your ownership, usage permissions and copyright details (if known). We will also note the condition of the item(s), its background and function. You should expect the process to take between 15 and 30 minutes, depending on the size of the donation. At the end of the appointment we will confirm the details with you, ask you to sign (transferring ownership to the Museum) and give you a copy of everything. Unfortunately we are not to put everything on display, but we will discuss this with you during the appointment.
Below is a list of gaps in our collection or items that would greatly enhance it.
Unfortunately we are not able to put everything on display, but there are many ways we could use your donation:
We do not allow the use of items (including records of service), names or personal information (including photographs) unless:
If you would like us to use your item(s) but put measures in place to anonymise information please let us know when you donate it. Examples include: