Research the collection
Whether your research is academic, professional or personal, everyone is welcome to make an appointment to visit Insight, our research centre.Click to read more
Find out everything you need to know about visiting the collection and conducting research at the National Science and Media Museum.
Everyone is welcome to make an appointment to visit Insight: Collections & Research Centre, where you can inspect objects from our collection and make use of our comprehensive research library.
On these pages you can also learn about copying and licensing material from our archives, discover the research work we do, browse our directory for helpful information, and find out about donating an object to the museum.
Did you know you can request copies of material from our research library, archives and photographic collections? Find out how to make an enquiry and license our images.
Discover how we share our skills and knowledge, and find answers to questions about research in our archive.
Our research directory contains listings of specialist organisations and useful contacts relating to photography, cinematography and the conversation of materials.
Written by museum staff, researchers and volunteers, our blog is packed with hidden treasures and behind-the-scenes stories.
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.