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The Research Centre is open for pre-booked appointments on Wednesdays. Further information on how to book an appointment can be found on the Research and Study page.

We offer a free enquiry service to help you find out more about the items in the Science Museum Group Collection. Please contact us via Due to the volume of requests we receive, we are only able to respond to enquiries about our collection. We aim to respond within 20 working days, but at present it is taking longer to respond than usual.

Our collection⁠—and the inspirational stories it contains⁠—is always open online. You can find further information about the collections we care for via our online collection, the archive catalogue, the Science Museum library catalogue and the National Railway Museum library catalogue.