The Archive overview will help you understand what kind of material we hold and how you can search to find exactly what you are looking for. Useful guidance on how to use the catalogue is also available, to make the most of your research.
If, having searched, you would like to view an item, you can visit us. We are open by appointment: Mon, Wed-Fri 10am-4pm, at 1 Birdcage Walk, London.
Alternatively, we are happy to answer general historical enquiries about the Institution and the development of mechanical engineering. We will advise you if more in-depth research, or a visit, is required.
Family history (past member) records can be searched online up to 1930 via Ancestry and are free to our members. After this date we can let you know if someone was a member and advise you about obtaining copies of their forms.