Massachusetts Institute of Technology / MIT Museum
Building N51 265 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139
Open Daily 10am – 5pm / Closed Major Holidays
If the MIT Museum is closed due to snow, there will be a message here.
Please note that due to the current high volume of inquiries it may take us up to 3 weeks to respond to your message.
All research requests must be in writing and include the following:
By appointment only Monday–Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
A significant portion of the MIT Museum's collections are stored in a nearby off-site facility. Researchers interested in gaining access to artifacts stored at this facility will need to arrange this with the appropriate curator. Once a month, the museum staff opens this facility (Wednesday-Thursday, the 3rd week of the month) to support such special visits. For the 2014-2015 academic year, these dates are: Sept 17-18; Oct 15-16; Nov 19-20; Dec 17-18; Jan 14-15; Feb 18-19; Mar 18-19; Apr 15-16; May 20-21; June 17-18; July 15-16; Aug 19-20. Additional days or alternative dates may be arranged at the discretion of the collections staff.
Services and fees for reproductions and publication, see services and fees.
MIT Museum Research Services
The MIT Museum has recently launched an online collections catalog that we are adding to every day!