Enquiries resources

Help with your enquiries

Historic scientific treasures of the South Kensington Museum, London, 1876

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.
  • Ingenious  is useful to answer specific questions about objects or subjects. Simply enter a keyword into the SEARCH box or BROWSE the site.
  • Making the Modern World online  focuses on the history of technology since 1750. It is useful for subject enquiries.
  • Browse through Online Stuff and see if any of the stories relate to your enquiry.
  • 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.