Our venues

Loans and touring exhibitions

The Smithy

We have lent archaeological collections to the Smithy Heritage Centre, Eccleston, pictured here.

We lend to local, regional and international museums, art galleries, cultural institutions, visitor and heritage centres. We encourage and support new venues and promote audience development. We have an ongoing parternship the Smithy Heritage Centre, Eccleston| to celebrate the annual Festival of Archaeology| each July.

North West Touring Exhibitions group

This group includes: The Atkinson, Astley Hall Chorley, Keswick Museum and Art Gallery, Museum and Gallery Oldham, Wigan Heritage and Leisure, Kirby Art Gallery Knowsley, the Brindley Art Centre Runcorn, Tullie House, the Williamson Art Gallery Birkenhead, Norton Priory, Bolton Museums, Salford Museums, Lancashire Museums, Touchstones Rochdale, Wrexham Museum and Art Centre.

The group was established in 2009 and has already delivered two touring exhibitions, 'Hitched' and 'Telling Tales: Story Scrolls from India' .The group continues to meet to discuss future projects.

Exhibitions for hire

We also have a number of exhibitions available for hire|

More information

If you would like more information please contact the Head of Museum Partnerships | .