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Donate an Artifact

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum collects artifacts that document the history of the aircraft carrier Intrepid, the supersonic aircraft Concorde, the submarine Growler and the space shuttle orbiter Enterprise. Our rich collection of historical artifacts and archives allows the Museum to share the extraordinary history of these major artifacts and their crews with our current and future visitors.

The Intrepid Museum uses its collections for a variety of purposes. While some historical objects may be put on display, others may be used for our Education Department’s hands-on programming for students. Additional items, such as photographs and archival documents, support the Museum’s research efforts and supplement tours. We also feature items from our collections on our website and on social media.

The Museum collects a variety of artifacts, including personalized items such as uniforms, tools, diaries, souvenirs, ephemera, cruise books, documents, letters, photographs and slides.

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What type of artifacts does the Museum collect?


The Museum primarily collects items related to Intrepid, Growler, Concorde and Enterprise.  We are particularly interested in personal items used and created during service, such as diaries, letters, photographs, works of art and slides. We are also interested in gear, uniforms, training materials and other items associated with service. If you have questions about whether or not your artifacts are appropriate for our collection, we encourage you to contact us at

How can I donate my artifacts?


Please fill out our donation form or email to be put in touch with our collections manager.  We strongly prefer that you contact us before sending us your artifacts or bringing them with you to the Museum. We will work with you on shipping the items to the Museum.

What happens after I send my artifacts to the Museum?

 A collections committee meets monthly to decide on potential acquisitions. If your artifact is accepted by the committee, you’ll receive an itemized Deed of Gift, which formalizes the donation.  If for some reason the artifacts are not accepted, they will be returned to you or, if you prefer, given to our Educational Department for hands-on programming.  See our Collections Management Policy for more information on our donation procedures.

How does the Museum use its collection?


We use our collection in a variety of ways. Some artifacts are used in exhibitions; others are used in educational programming, research, online articles and social media.

When will my artifacts go on display?


We cannot guarantee that artifacts will be put on display. All donations expand our ability to tell the stories of Intrepid, Growler, Concorde and Enterprise. We use our collections in a variety of ways, including research, educational programming, online articles and social media. Donors are welcome to view their artifacts by appointment (contact



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