Study room

The department has three study rooms. The Horological study room and the Neolithic to Modern collection are both located at the main Museum site. An additional facility is available at Franks House, north London, which houses the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic collections.

Please make appointments in writing well in advance, including your contact details, as much detail as possible about the objects required for study, and an indication of how long you will be using the study rooms.

Post-medieval to 19th-century European glass and ceramics

During the year beginning August 2015, the Department of Britain, Europe & Prehistory has to relocate the collection of medieval to modern tiles, as well as the post-medieval to 19th-century ceramics and glass. Unfortunately, this will disrupt access to material for some time. The glass will be available for research by prior appointment with our Study Room from November, but the tiles will be unavailable until mid-2016 and the ceramics may be inaccessible for up to three years.

Study room regulations

For the Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Romano-British, Medieval, Renaissance and Modern collections please contact: prehistoryandeurope @
telephone +44 (0)20 7323 8629.

For the Horological collections please contact
horology @
telephone +44 (0)20 7323 8395.

For the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic collections at Franks House, please contact:
prehistoryandeurope @
telephone on +44 (0)20 7323 8100.