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National Collections Centre

View across the large object grid showing the huge scale of the collection management facility

The first of 300,000 historic items from the Science Museum Group Collection have arrived in their new home, an innovative collection management facility at the National Collections Centre in Wiltshire.

Matt Moore, Head of the National Collections Centre, reflects on the history and future for the Science Museum Group’s largest site.

Find out how one of our conservators honed her breaking and entering skills to uncover the secrets of a locked book from our Archive.

As the National Railway Museum reveals a sustainable vision for its new Central Hall, Karen Livingstone, the Science Museum Group’s Director of Masterplan and Estate, explains how our plans are shaped by the past, present and – crucially – the future of five museums which together are visited by more than five million people each year.