Natural History Museum Library and Archives

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Cromwell Road

South Kensington

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Telephone: 020 7942 5460


Open: Tuesday-Thursday 10-4

Closed: Easter, Christmas/New Year

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The Library and Archives will be closed to external visitors for one week each month for collections management work. See website for dates

  • The online library catalogue can be consulted for MSS collections, which are not listed on the archives catalogue
  • Two forms of identification are needed
  • ARCHON code: 60

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    Collections information

    Persons (720)

    Families (5)

    Paper catalogues available to view at The National Archives - (19)


    These are selected lists of new or additional collections that were acquired by this archive during a specific year. If a date is not displayed there are no accessions for that year.

    Other finding aids

    Link to repository's catalogue

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