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The Science and Industry Museum, Manchester, reopens for visits on Wednesday 19 May. Book your free tickets now


Due to coronavirus restrictions in England, the Research Centre is closed to the public until 19 May 2021. From this date, the centre will reopen with social distancing measures in place for pre-booked appointments on Wednesdays. Further information on how to book an appointment can be found on the Research and Study page.

While the Research Centre is temporarily closed, 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

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 We normally aim to respond to enquiries within 20 working days, however responses may take longer at the moment due to COVID-19.

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