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Enquiries

Do you have a question about an object in the Science Museum’s collections or on the history of science and technology?

Find out the best way to place your enquiry or find your answer on one of our online resources below.

For general enquiries go to Contact us.



    We do not answer general questions on the history of science, technology and medicine, but we have these resources to help you.
    • Collections online – Explore 230,000 objects from the collections of the Science Museum, the National Media Museum and the National Railway Museum.
    • Science Museum Library – Contact the library to arrange a visit to pursue your research in person.
    • Science and Society Picture Library – SSPL represents over a million images from the Science Museum, the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television and the National Railway Museum.
    • Making the Modern World online focuses on the history of technology since 1750. It is useful for subject enquiries.
    • Ingenious  is useful to answer specific questions about objects or subjects.

    If you have a question about an object from our collections you can contact us using the details below:

    Object Enquiries
    Science Museum
    London
    SW7 2DD
    Email:scmobjectenquiries@ScienceMuseum.ac.uk

    If you would like to offer something to the Museum please contact the Museum in writing or by telephone before bringing in your objects. Please do contact us in advance to avoid disappointment.

    Contact us

    If you are considering offering an object to us as a donation, contact us using the details below. 

    Please note that our acquisition policy is quite strict so we cannot guarantee being able to accept your donation. We also cannot give the valuation of any object.

    Read more about how to donate objects

    Enquiries Co-ordinator
    Collections Dept
    Science Museum
    London
    SW7 2DD

    Email: scmobjectenquiries@sciencemuseum.ac.uk