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Archives, Libraries and Museums

Archives Hub
Use the Archives Hub to find unique sources for your research. Search across descriptions of archives from over 1,000 years of history, held at over 300 institutions across the UK.

Bedfordshire Archives and Records Service
The County Record Office for Bedfordshire, which preserves and makes available the documentary heritage of the historic county of Bedfordshire and its people.

British Library
Links to the full range of British Library services, including the British Library catalogues, and ways to discover more about the library's collections.

British Museum
The British Museum houses a vast collection of world art and artefacts and is free to all visitors.

Community Archives and Heritage Group
The Community Archives and Heritage Group supports and promotes community archives in the UK and Ireland.

Library Hub Discover
Search resources in UK and Irish academic, national and specialist libraries.

LibWeb is a directory of worldwide libraries, library catalogs and library servers.

Museum Crush
Museum Crush is dedicated to sharing the many curious and compelling objects found in museum collections.

National Archives
Information about the collections and service of the National Archives, who collect and secure the future of the government record, to preserve it for generations to come, making it as accessible and available as possible. Search 1,000 years of records and find a UK archive through their catalogue, Discovery.

National Art Library
The National Art Library is a major public reference library of fine and decorative arts of many countries and periods, based in the Victoria and Albert Museum. It is open to the public as a reference library. Before you can use the Library you must register as a Reader.

Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum looks after 70 million natural history specimens and six million rare books and manuscripts at their site in South Kensington, their Museum at Tring and their storage facility in Wandsworth.

Science Museum
Striving to be the best place in the world for people to enjoy science, the Science Museum's world-class collection forms an enduring record of scientific, technological and medical achievements from across the globe.

Victoria and Albert
Explore the breathtaking treasures and hidden gems of more than 2,000 years of art and design, from the spectacular collections to exhibitions and events.

WorldCat lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world.

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