Using our collections


We welcome research enquiries for our collections of objects, photos, books and manuscripts.

As we are in the process of packing and moving our collections to new storage facilities, a significant number of items are currently inaccessible. This means we may not be able to fulfil every request.

Before you make your request, please:


  • check our Online Database for object information and images
  • make sure you have the Inventory Number(s) to include in your submission.


Make a Collections Enquiry


Information for your visit

The research study room is open by appointment from 9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.


   The room has disabled access.


   Bench space and power sockets are available. The Museum has Eduroam and public WiFi access (both free).


   Food and drink are not allowed in the study room.


   Photography of collections material is normally permitted for personal use only; you will need to sign a copyright waiver form. For permission to publish images, please see ordering images.


  The Museum is in central Oxford and has no designated parking available. We advise visitors travelling from outside Oxford to use the city's Park & Ride services or walk from the rail or bus station.


For further enquiries please contact:


Phone: +44 (0)1865 277 278