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Collections enquiry service news UPDATE

The Museum’s remote enquiry service pause is continuing until 1 April 2024 to enable the Collections and Research teams to support the Museum’s major development projects and undertake work to enable a broader engagement with the collections for our audience.

The building works which have prevented access to the Library and Archive collections and heavily impacted the team’s capacity to respond to enquiries received before the pause was put in place are now coming to an end. The team will be working hard to clear those that remain outstanding. If you have any queries regarding this please email

The Museum’s Reading Room will reopen on 31 August. We are now accepting bookings for 31 August onwards. Please visit the Reading Room page for updates.

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