Our museums and collections are for everyone.
Whether you are planning a visit with a school or your family, planning some university teaching or research, or just exploring online, we have plenty of resources to help you get the most out of the collections.
Finding out what we have in the collections is always a good place to start, and we have a number of ways to do that, including searchable catalogues and browseable lists.
From 8 September 2020, the Museum of English Rural Life will re-open – visitors will need to book a timed slot.
The Library and Archive Reading Room will also open on 8 September (advance booking is required) to provide research access to the MERL, Special Collections and Art Collections.
Search our Collections
We are working to upload details of our Art Collections onto our catalogue. Currently the best way to search the collections is by visiting ArtUK
Plan a visit
From researchers to enthusiasts through to general members of the public with an interest, our collections serve many purposes and we keep them for everyone. Find out how you can plan a visit and discover our objects in person. Alternatively, learn about what our museums and collections offer for schools, families, and groups.