Set up in 2006, the Deaf Museum and Archive has grown into a credible national collection consisting of numerous artefacts, deaf artwork and paper archive collections of all kinds. It is maintained and run entirely by volunteers of the British Deaf History Society. The Museum is working towards becoming an accredited specialist museum with the Arts Council which will hopefully open up wider audiences. We are truly the only museum in Britain that is specific to Deafness, Deaf communities and Deaf people.
However, please note that it is currently temporarily closed, having relocated from its previous home in Warrington to Manchester Deaf Centre. We have been successful in obtaining a grant from the Cultural Recovery Fund to re-establish the museum, the library and the Deaf archives within the Deaf Centre. It is hoped that it will reopen in March or April 2021 but a lot depends on the current status of the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown measures.
We will keep everyone updated as soon as possible.
The pictures shown below are from our old, now closed, museum in Warrington which may give some idea of how our previous layout looked.