Clicking on Search takes you to a page where you can search for a word across all the different museum collections on the site. If you type in "church" you will get all the items relating to churches but also anything related to Winston Churchill or made on Church Road.

Alternatively if you know which museum collection you are interested in you can "Select a collection" and display only the items from that museum.

Please be aware that these two search types cannot be combined. You must enter either a search word or select a collection - not both.

When you have a list of items on screen by clicking "Narrow down this selection" you can carry out a more detailed search.

This can be done by typing another word into the box and pressing Search or by clicking on "Topic", "What", "Where", "When", or "Who". These buttons allow you to search the collection by subject, object name, place, date or name.