Research Enquiries

London's Reading Room

Collections enquiry service news UPDATE

We are delighted to announce that a streamlined remote Collections enquiry service will re-open 1 April.

Key features

  • The team will only be able to answer enquiries relating to the Museum’s collection or how it can help with your research
  • Extensive research undertaken by the team will not be possible but guidance will be provided to users to conduct their own research
  • We will aim to provide a response to all enquiries within 20 working days
  • A maximum of 200 general research enquiries will be accepted per month. Users will be notified if this limit has been reached and will be asked to re-submit their research enquiry the following month

This is to enable the team to offer a more efficient service to our   audiences while supporting the Museum’s major development projects and enabling a broader engagement through content creation for exhibitions and digital platforms.

Further updates will be provided over the coming month.

For enquiries relating to the Museum’s collections please email:

To make an appointment to carry out your own research in the Museum’s Reading Room at our London site visit the Reading Room page for details.

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