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Science and Industry Museum

The Research Centre study area is home to our archive of original source material and reference books, and is available by appointment for personal, professional and academic research.

To make an appointment, please contact us at Appointments can be made on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at least five working days in advance, and are dependent on staff availability.

If you have a specific research enquiry, or if you'd like to visit our object stores, please contact us before you make an appointment so we can help you make the most of your visit. We aim to respond within 20 working days. Either call us on 0161 606 0127 or email us at

You can also browse our collection online or use the archive catalogue to search our archive collections.