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Museum service overview

Staffordshire County Museum Service

Staffordshire County Council returned management of the Shugborough Estate to the National Trust in November 2016.  County Museum collections continue to be on display in the Servants' Quarters and at Shugborough Park Farm. Meanwhile, the County Museum Service reserve collections have been transferred to new, improved stores in the Stafford area.

In the longer term the Museum Service's new base will be as part of the new Staffordshire History Centre which is to be developed on the site of the Staffordshire Record Office over the next few years.

Associated with the Staffordshire History Centre project will be an extensive programme of temporary and touring exhibitions and outreach activities across Staffordshire, using our collections and expertise from the Museum Service, Archive Service and William Salt Library.

If you have any items that you think could be added to our collection please contact Chris Copp, Collections Manager chris.copp@staffordshire.gov.uk

Museum collections on-line

Staffordshire Past track

The past track website has over 45,000 resources about the history and heritage of Staffordshire, including photographs, paintings, film clips, audio clips, documents and more. The site was redesigned with new features in 2015.

Find out more about past track, or visit the Archives and Heritage Facebook page.

The Great War in Staffordshire

100 years on Staffordshire’s involvement in the 1914-1918 conflict is being commemorated through the Staffordshire Great War Trail, created to help bring the events of the period to life through the county’s principal Great War landmarks.

Gateway to the past

The online catalogue of our arts and museum collections. It contains our entire collection and also provides access to the collections of the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent archive service and the William Salt Library.

Find out more about the gateway to the past.

Museum talks programme

We offer a talks programme on a range of subjects, and we can travel anywhere within Staffordshire, but will charge travel costs for outside the county. Talks are popular, so please book them at least six months in advance.

For more information or to book a talk, please contact us.

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