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Science and Media Museum

Researchers

Find out everything you need to know about visiting the collection and conducting research at the National Science and Media Museum.

Research the collection

Whether your research is academic, professional or personal, everyone is welcome to make an appointment to visit Insight, our research centre. Here you can discover the hidden treasures of our collection and make use of our extensive research library.

Research the collection

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 Information for researchers at the National Science and Media Museum

Research help

The National Science and Media Museum is committed to providing greater access to our collection and expertise. Explore the ways we share our skills and knowledge, and find answers to questions about research in our archives.

Research help

Research directory

Our research directory contains listings of specialist organisations and useful contacts relating to photography, cinematography and the conservation of materials.

Research directory

Donate an object

Are you interested in donating an object to our collection? Find out what we're looking for, how your object may be used, and how to get in touch.

Donate an object

More resources

The National Science and Media Museum is proud to be the host of the 2017 Science Museum Group Research Conference, exploring the theme of sound and vision in science museums. The conference will take place on 23–24 November 2017.

Find out more about the conference

The Science Museum Group Journal is a peer-reviewed journal published twice yearly. It presents papers about science, its history, material culture, communication and presentation in museums.

Read the journal