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Donate Objects to The National Toy Train Museum Collection

A fantastic way to give to the Train Collectors Association is to support our educational mission by donating objects and materials to our collections.

Did you know that the National Toy Train Museum is always looking for specific trains and other display objects? Please browse our frequently updated wish list of original (not reproduction) items that we are actively seeking, and let us know what you have!

Have Toy Train Books? You Can Also Donate Library Collection Material

Many lifelong collectors find that their personal toy train reference libraries grow just as extensive as their collections of trains and layout items. If you have books you would like us to consider for our library collections, we would love to connect. Or, browse our wish list of books and materials we are actively seeking.

Please note that all material donations to the NTTL should be arranged in advance. Prospective donors are encouraged to contact the Library for more information or get started by completing and submitting our online Library Donation Form.

Discover All the Ways to Support TCA!

Object donations are just one type of gift we accept from our generous donors like you. Please visit our main Support page here on the website to see more exciting support opportunities.