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Uncover the stories held within our archive collections.
Library and Members’ Hub reopens from 17th May
Capacity will be restricted to 13 visitors at a time on a first come, first served basis and opening times will be 10.30 am – 4.00 pm (1-2 pm unstaffed). Postal loans are available. Advanced booking will be required to view archive materials
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Explore the history of mechanical engineering and gain access to papers, membership records, images, design drawings, the Virtual Archive and more.
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Search our database of items using either key words and subjects, or personal, company and organisation names.
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We can help you make the most of your Archive catalogue search, answer historical enquiries, provide images and make appointments.
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Discover stories of how engineering skills helped support efforts during the First World War.
Learn what led to our inception in Birmingham and find out about some of our inspirational members.
Delve into our history
Read historical engineering articles based on our collections, as well as notices and pieces by guest bloggers.
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Need some help?
Contact the Archive services team if you have any questions about our Archive or artefacts.
Doing some research? We can provide you with research support.