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Dana Research Centre and Library

The Science Museum’s Dana Research Centre and Library is the home to our Library and Archive services in London and to our Research and Public History department. 

The Science Museum’s Library and Archive world-class collections of over half a million items are stored at its site at Wroughton, near Swindon. Researchers may consult the collections stored there by prior appointment on Fridays only, from 10.00 to 17.00. Small quantities of material can also be ordered for consultation in London at the Dana Research Centre and Library.

Explore our collection online

We have improved our online collection, not only making it easier to search and filter results but delivering high-quality imagery and adding more in-depth information.

This work, which gives you fast access to over 150,000 objects and archives from the Science Museum, Museum of Science and Industry, National Media Museum and National Railway Museum, is now available for you to access.

Please be advised that the website is still being tested and improved.

Access our collection at http://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk