The Library and Archives welcomes anyone intending to use the collections for research purposes. Please make an appointment at least 48 hours in advance of your visit.
South Kensington: Tuesday-Friday, 10:00-16.30 (closed bank holidays).
Tring, Hertfordshire: Monday-Thursday, 09.30-15.30 (closed bank holidays).
The Natural History Museum at Tring houses the Library’s Ornithology and Rothschild collection.
The Museum looks after one of the world’s finest and most comprehensive collections of natural history literature, artwork and manuscripts. From 1489 to the present, from paper to digital, the collection is a unique resource for scientific and historical research. It includes:
28 October – 3 November 2014 Limited access to our collections due to building works, please contact the Library if you are thinking of making an appointment during this time.
Audit closure 17-21 November 2014 We are closed to external enquiries and visitors during this period, our service re-opens as usual Monday 24 November
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Or call us on +44 (0)20 7942 5460.