How to make a research enquiry

London's Reading Room

Making the Museum’s collections available to its audience and enabling research to take place is fundamental to the Museum’s vision and purpose.

Our remote enquiry service is returning to normal. We are aiming to answer enquiries within 20 working days. Please be advised however that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and current working practices there may be a delay in our response.

Contact the team at

We look forward to hearing from you.

Please note:

  • That the team are returning to site on a regular basis but not every day. If you need to leave a voicemail message on 020 8358 4873 the team will respond to this as soon as possible

We are delighted to be welcoming researchers back to the Museum’s Reading Room.

We’ve made some changes to our reading room service.

Please visit: to request an appointment and a member of the team will be in touch to confirm your booking.

To find out more read our Guide to using the reading room.

Please see the following documents for reading room and enquiry charges:


Detailed advice is available by downloading the following information documents:

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