Museocycle

Welcome to Museocycle – our museum-focused recycling scheme encouraging North West museums to give away unwanted display, storage and other equipment to other museums, to avoid material going to landfill.

The types of material that can be listed include display cases, plan chests, shop fittings, stores racking, display boards, events/cafe tables, storage boxes, exhibition plinths etc. Whilst they may not be in pristine condition, they do have to be of sufficient quality for another museum to be able to use them.

To submit an item to be listed, please complete this form and send to Abdullah Ahmad, abdullah.ahmad@manchester.ac.uk. By completing the form you agree to our terms of use. We reserve the right to not advertise any listings we deem inappropriate.


Items on Offer

Manchester Museum – Various items

Description: Due to a major redevelopment the museum has a large number of cases, seating and exhibition materials looking for a new home. There are a large number of items so if you are able to visit Manchester Museum to look through, please contact the museum asap.

Photo’s 1-3 give an idea of what some of the cases and seating looked like in situ, while photos 4-6 show you how they are currently stored, and give an idea of the other items available.

Please note all items will need to be collected as the museum are unable to deliver.

Date added: 25 November 2021

Contact: Rowena McGrath; rowena.mcgrath@manchester.ac.uk; 07584 345511


“Antique” display cabinet – Salford Museum & Art Gallery

Description: A former geology cabinet but could be used for anything. Lock does not work. Must have own transport for collection

Dimensions: H 173 x W 54 x D 33 cm

Date added: 25 November 2021

Contact: Peter Ogilvie, peter.ogilvie@scll.co.uk


Transit Frames – The Whitworth

Description: 6 wood Transit frames with handles. Require own transport to collect in office hours

Date added: 16 November 2021

Contact: Gillian Smithson, Gillian.smithson@manchester.ac,uk


Display Case – The Garstang Museum of Archaeology

Description: One glass and metal display case. It is available to collect now.

Dimensions: 111cm by 89cm and 115cm tall.

Date added: 8 November 2021

Contact: Garstang Museum, garstang@liverpool.ac.uk


Chairs – Lancashire Conservation Studios

Description: 20 x conference / meeting chairs, Available now and we can deliver for free if in the North West (date to be agreed), collection by arrangement,

Date added: 8 November 2021

Contact: Audrey Johnson, audrey.johnson@lancashire.gov.uk


Desks – Lancashire Conservations Studios

Description: 4 x conference / meeting desks. Available now and we can deliver for free if in the North West (date to be agreed), collection by arrangement.

Dimensions: height 73cm, depth 80cm, length 180cm

Date added: 8 November 2021

Contact: Audrey Johnson, audrey.johnson@lancashire.gov.uk


Wooden Shipping Crate – Tate Liverpool

Description: Large wooden shipping crate in very good condition. Available for collection from Albert Dock, Liverpool. Will need own transport, can help to load.

Dimensions: 2440mm (H) x 2850mm (W) x 780mm (D).

Date added: 8 November 2021

Contact: Hannah Tolmie, Hannah.tolmie@tate.org.uk


Reception Desk – Manchester Museum

Description: Former Manchester Museum reception desk, plenty of cupboard space, leaflet rack, colour changing underlight.

Dimensions: Right side approx. 4m, Left side approx. 2m, Corner angle approx. 110 degree, Footprint approx. 180cm x 470cm

Date added: 1 November 2021

Contact: Rowena McGrath, rowena.mcgrath@manchester.ac.uk


Studio Table – Manchester Art Gallery

Description: Chemical resistant top, with heavy duty metal frame support. Lockable caster wheels. The rubber on the wheels is perishing and need replacing.

Dimensions: 75 x 150 x 180 cm

Date added: 1 November 2021

Contact: Julia Jackson, julia.jackson2@manchester.gov.uk


If you cannot find a taker for items or what you want here, you may want to look at Museum Freecycle (https://www.freecycle.org/town/MuseumUK) which also has listings although they are predominantly London-based. Museocycle is to experiment with a purely local offer to make the logistics (and costs) of giving away, and finding, material more realistic.

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