The Library is closed to visitors during lockdown and all postal services are suspended
Regretfully, owing to the England-wide lockdown from 5th January 2021, we are unable to supply postal loans, photocopying or carry out research enquiries at Burlington House. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience and hope to restart postal / on-site services when lockdown restrictions are lifted.
We kindly ask you not to post any returns, publications or donations to the Library until lockdown is over.
Staff are working remotely and will continue to respond to email enquiries sent to [email protected]
For information about requesting images and image licences, please see the page on our website for Images & Photocopying.
How you can visit
We are always delighted to welcome new researchers to the Library & Museum to consult materials that are not available elsewhere, and to help them navigate our archives and collections.
Please tell us about your research, what you wish to see and when you would like to visit. You can search the majority of our collections online, using our catalogues.
For further information, please see our Guidelines for Researchers [PDF].
When you can visit
We are unable to accept bookings for either the Library or Museum following the England-wide lockdown regulations coming into force on 5th January 2021. We hope to reopen when the COVID-19 situation improves.
How we can help
You can contact the Museum ([email protected]) for enquiries about:
- Museum objects
You can contact the Library ([email protected]) for enquiries about:
- Printed materials
- Prints and drawings
Information on requesting photocopies or scans is available here
You can usually take photographs during your visit (without flash) for private study or reference purposes only, but please ask permission first! The Society can provide high-quality photographs for publication purposes for a fee. You can find more information about requesting images here.