Study room

The British Museum Study Room for the Britain, Europe and Prehistory collections at Bloomsbury (Medieval, Renaissance and Modern material) is open 10.30–13.00 and 14.00–16.00 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, by appointment only.

The study room at Orsman Road, Hackney (Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age and Romano-British collections) is open 10.30–13.00 and 14.00–16.00 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, by appointment only.

Collections housed at Blythe House, Hammersmith can be accessed by special appointment.

The study rooms are closed during August to allow for essential maintenance and care of the collections.

Further information 

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.