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The museum is temporarily closed due to government restrictions. Sign up to our newsletter for information about reopening dates. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.


Due to COVID-19, the Research Centre is closed to the public. Please visit the Research and Study page for more information.

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.

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