The Powell-Cotton museum is for everyone

Current and future audiences, staff, volunteers, our local community, the descendant communities linked to our collections’ origins, and anyone else who wants to work with us and be part of our forward journey. We are currently closed whilst we begin the work to help us move forward, our ‘Reimagining’. 

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Discover our collections

Explore the map to discover just some of the objects in our collection and where they are from. 

Get Involved

Whilst we are closed for day to day visits, we remain open for learning and research visits, and special events.


Find out more about our options for schools, SEND learners and home educators


As COVID restrictions ease we will be announcing events and open days. See what's on...

Winter Garden Restoration Project

Watch the transformation of the Winter Garden unfold over the coming months


During our ‘Reimagining’, we will be undertaking a number of projects across the museum and gardens.

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