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Due to COVID-19, the Research Centre is closed to the public until 4 November, when it will reopen for pre-booked appointments on Wednesdays. Please visit the Research and Study page to find out about booking an appointment.

Our collection⁠—and the inspirational stories it contains⁠—remains 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

If you are interested in donating an item to the collection or borrowing something from us, please visit the relevant pages below. If you would like to request an image of a collection item, please visit the Copying and Copyright page.

If you contact us about the collection, we normally aim to respond to enquiries within 20 working days, however responses may take longer at the moment due to COVID-19.