Collections online

Please note

We are currently in the process of creating a new Collections Online resource, which we anticipate being available from spring 2023. This means that the current online database will not be updated with any new information until that time. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


The databases provide access to all the information held by the Museum about the objects and historic photographs in its collections.

Users are asked to bear in mind that these are working databases that are constantly being updated. It is important to see how objects were perceived in the past; therefore we preserve all the information ever recorded. Some of this historic terminology is discriminatory and offensive. Please note that the databases include records for objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities. Also please note that the objects and photography databases are optimised for desktop users only; we are working on mobile friendly versions.

The Museum is always pleased to receive further information about the objects in its collections, and corrections to database entries. These should be emailed to or