Festive Opening Hours
The Library and Members' Hub closes on Thursday 14 December at 5PM and will reopen on Tuesday 2 January at 9:30AM.
The Library and Archive team will be online Monday 18 - Friday 22 December.
The team will be back in the library and online on Tuesday 2 January.
We wish you a happy festive season!
Explore our archive and artefacts
Uncover the stories held within our archive collections.
Explore the history of mechanical engineering and gain access to papers, membership records, images, design drawings, the Virtual Archive and more.
Learn about the collection
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.