Museums are advised to seek professional advice for the correct classification of any firearm. An expert, such as a firearms curator or dealer, can help classify objects. Correct classification will determine whether it is necessary to obtain an appropriate certificate, permit or licence for the firearm.
Museums should review the security of firearms. It may be necessary to have an inspection from a local Police Firearms Liaison officer. Useful information can also be found in the Firearms Security Handbook 2005 (see Sources and References)
Museums must prevent unauthorised people from accessing firearms and provide suitable training or supervision in firearms object handling.