Access to the Ri collections

Find out about the different ways that you can view the Ri's historic collections

  • Michael Faraday's laboratory

    Michael Faraday's laboratory

    Credit: Royal Institution / P Wilkinson

The Faraday Museum

The Faraday Museum is free to visit and open to all, Monday to Friday.

Heritage tours

Book a heritage tour to find out more about the unique history of the Ri.

Visit the Archive

Anyone with a research enquiry can come to view the Ri archive collections. The reading room is open by appointment, Monday - Wednesday.

Contact us

For enquiries about the history of the Ri and its collections please contact:

History of science   

Prof Frank James

The collection and conservation 

Charlotte New 


Jane Harrison

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