Many Museum collections owe their origins to the passion and commitment of private collectors. The Collector's Cabinet offers visitors a glimpse into a number of local private collections and the stories of people who assembled them.
Are you a collector willing to share your private passion with the public? If you are, and would like to lend your collection to the Museum for temporary display, please complete and submit an Application Form (167kB PDF)
for consideration in the Collector’s Cabinet program.
Greg Newland's Beautiful Butterflies
27 September 2016 - 25 February 2017
Richmond Birdwing Butterfly (male). Photograph by Trevor Worden.
Greg Newland's collection includes butterflies and moths from around the world. The selection chosen for our Collector's Cabinet features specimens found locally as well as species from South America and Papua New Guinea.
The Museum is offering creative children's activities to accompany this exhibition - pop in any time for a colouring in project to create and name your own butterfly, or to add butterflies to our sunny hilltop panorama.
Tony Clark: Top Brass
28 February - 27 June
Items from Tony Clark's Collection
Tony's treasures include padlocks, keys and safe fittings, alongside World War I and II collectables. Be intrigued by the amazing stories told through this unique collection of brass.