Welcome to The Coopers’ Tool Museum

The collection of coopers’ (barrel making) and other woodworking and trade tools was started in the early 1980s and has been added to constantly since then.
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This is a private tool collection located in Sussex, UK which was started in the early 1980’s and has been added to constantly since then by myself, Colin Maughan and a large bequest of tools from a close friend who died in 2017. The collection is at present not available for viewing but as I get the items sorted and catalogued they will be added to the website.

It is called the ‘Coopers’ Tool Museum’ because the collection contains one of the largest collections of coopers’ tools under one roof but there are also tools from many woodworking trades, national and locally made edge tools and an extensive library of tool related books and ephemera.

The items in the museum collection are not for sale, there will probably be some tools to dispose of in the future, if you wish to purchase or sell tools look at: http://www.gandmtools.co.uk

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This is a contact page with some basic contact information and a contact form.

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