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Archive and collections enquiries

Our museum holds over 28,000 items relating to the history of the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme. This includes photographs, old documents, ceramics, medals, archaeology and objects relating to local people and places.

You can find some of our collection and archive images online on Staffordshire Past Track , however most are not accessible online.

If you are doing some research and need information about objects we hold, or if you wish us to check our catalogue for something you are looking for, we will do our best to help you – please use the Contact Us form

Popular items include information on the Burgesses of Newcastle-under-Lyme, local maps and plans, archaeological digs, clearance areas, Poor Rate books, Council minute books, Staffordshire figures and Royal Charters.

Please note that enquiries and collections research can be time-consuming and is sometimes undertaken by our volunteers. We will do our best to get back to you as soon as we can.

Many of the objects and archives are available for research and can be consulted in person but please make an appointment first to avoid disappointment.

1849 Cholera Map Project

Brampton Museum is currently working on an exciting new project to research the lives of those who died in the 1849 Cholera Epidemic.  As part of this project the museum is making some of our archive collection available online. The following research documents are now available:

1840 Poor Rate Book (PDF 312kb)

Cottrill's Police Directory 1836 (PDF 282kb)