The Library and Archive Research & Reading Room Procedures and Charges
The Royal Artillery Museum’s Library consists of books, periodicals and other published works from the 16th Century to the present day, covering artillery from the 13th Century onwards. The Archives, also stored at the Library, consists of pamphlets, manuals, personal and technical papers, photographs, documents, together with unit records from the 18th Century to the present day. The Archives contain over 5000 individual collections. Material is received from a wide variety of sources, including some RA units and establishments, members and ex-members of the Regiment, the Ministry of Defence and the general public.
The Museum’s Reading Room is made available to visitors from Tuesday to Thursday by appointment only.
Opening hours are 10am to 4pm.
The standard charge is £5 for a half day or £10 for a full day, per person. To arrange an appointment, please contact the Librarian by telephone on 020 8312 7125.
The Library staff will provide as much advice as you need for you to complete your own research free of charge, but should you wish us to carry out research for you we have to levy a charge for staff time. We have a scale of charges starting at £15. The best way forward is to contact the Library and we will work through your query together and discuss your options.
Please send written enquiries to:
Firepower, The Royal Artillery Museum
London SE18 6ST
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