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Using the collection

Collections safeguard the heritage of Anglesey. They are also used for research, study and educational purposes.

Oriel Môn holds objects, artworks and items which have a connection or relevance to Anglesey. They are held in trust to help safeguard our heritage and traditions.

Some items are on permanent display, while others are shown in themed shows as part of our temporary exhibition programme.

Using the collection

Collections are also used for research, study and educational purposes. As an accredited museum we also offer loans of collections to other similar institutions.


Oriel Môn welcomes researchers and works with many institutions and private individuals. All collections are available for viewing with prior arrangement. Images are available upon request.

Commercial use

We can supply images of items from the collection for commercial use and filming purposes. Please contact us for more details.


Conserving the Charles F. Tunnicliffe sketchbooks collection

Funded by the National Manuscripts Conservation Trust, this project involved the conserving of 52 volumes of the artist's incredible sketchbook collection.

Renowned book binder and conservator Julian Thomas was commissioned to undertake the work, which took almost 12 months to complete.

Mesolithic Anglesey

Oriel Môn lends support to archaeological projects and researchers. This included this recent project undertaken by Bangor University PhD student, Carol White.

The aim is to learn more about the Mesolithic period on Anglesey, when people first settled the areas following the retreat of the last Ice Age and the formation of Anglesey as an island.

Oriel Môn will act as a repository for the finds from this research once the project has been completed.

Caring for the collections

Oriel Môn constantly strives to improve collection care. We have an ongoing programme of remounting and reframing drawings and watercolours from the fine art collection to museum standards.

Behind the scenes

From time to time, Oriel Môn allows access to collections not usually on display. This usually happens in the form of pre-organised 'behind the scenes' tours.

Please see our event calendar for information on forthcoming tours.