Our catalogue allows users to search all of the Museum’s collections that are currently available to access online.
The catalogue looks a bit different to the old databases, but now allows you to do combined searches rather than having to go back and forth between multiple databases.
If you use the simple search tool, this searches for items in the collection based on that word being in the title field on the catalogue. This may not bring back all the items which you might be looking for. We would recommend trying the advanced or expert search features as these will allow you to search by Subject and Title words, as well as other fields such as Author.
If at any point whilst using the catalogue you need help, click the blue question mark symbol in the upper right corner. This will open a help feature which explains features of the catalogue.
Reading Room Opening Times
We welcome visits to the Reading Room to carry out research using our collections. Visits are by prior appointment only and are usually available Monday to Friday 9.30am-4.30pm, subject to staff availability. Please get in touch and we will try our best to accommodate you.
Donations to the Museum: If you have items you wish to donate to the museum collection, please contact the Curatorial Department first to discuss it.