BIR archives

How to access the BIR archive collections  

We moved our collection to the Science museum in 2015 after we changed premises. This means they are safeguarded and can now be appreciated by a wide range of people, including researchers and the general public.

The Science Museum have now catalogued the collection and made these items available for viewing. 

The items from the BIR archive are stored at the Science Museum Wroughton facility, just outside of Swindon,  where they can be accessed and viewed by the public at that address upon request.

Arrange a viewing at Wroughton

RusselReynolds-Gold coins concealed in shoe 1920Framed photographic print of x-ray taken by Russell Reynolds Radiologist of Tooting Military Hospital of gold coins concealed in boots of Tazka Piatr 21.5.1920







Alternatively access can be arranged through the Science Museum onsite library. Individuals will have to register and order the material they wish to access in advance of a visit.

Register at the Science Museum library

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