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Collections Centre Study Area

  • By appointment
  • Recommended for adults
  • Free
  • Collections Centre, Great Western Warehouse
  • Step-free access throughout. Wheelchair-accessible toilets near museum main entrance. Read our facilities guide.

Delve into our treasure trove of books, photographs, documents and films. Whether your visit is for personal, professional or academic research, our study area is open to everyone.

To use the study area, you'll need to make an appointment. Our Research and Study page has more information.

If you have a specific research enquiry, or you’d like to visit our object stores, please get in touch via telephone at 0161 606 0127 or email us at

You can also browse our collection online or use the archive catalogue to search our archive collections.

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