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The Science and Industry Museum reopened its doors to visitors on 14 August. However, the Research Centre study area, home to our archive of original source material and reference books, remains closed for a while longer.

The team is busy preparing for its safe reopening from the week of 2 November and looks forward to welcoming you back.

In the meantime, our collection⁠—and the inspirational stories it contains⁠—remain open to you online. You can find some information about our archive collections via Collections Online or via the Archive 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 email at We would normally aim to respond to enquiries within 20 working days, however responses may take longer at the moment due to COVID-19.