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Gold watch belonging to a survivor of the sinking of the transport Birkenhead in 1852

Research Enquiries

Last updated: 11 April 2012

General enquiries can be made via our online contact form or by sending an email to

If you are researching the military career of a relative, please first have a look at our Family History page.

Please remember to include your postal address on all enquiries to allow for the prompt dispatch of material, if appropriate. Please also bear in mind that the Museum receives a large number of enquiries, so it may not be possible to respond immediately. All enquiries, in whatever form, are dealt with in the order of their receipt.

Please note: Museum staff are not permitted to give valuations. These may be obtained instead from an auction house or a specialist dealer.

The Museum may lend artefacts only to Registered (or the equivalent) museums for Special Exhibitions, for a maximum period of a year and subject to specific Conditions of Loan.

Ordering copy photographs

Copy photographs of items in the Collection can be supplied, providing that copyright of the image is held by the Museum. Please visit our Picture Library for more information.