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 coming academic year, these dates are: Sept 18-19; Oct 16-17; Nov 20-21; Dec 18-19; Jan 15-16; Feb 19-20; Mar 19-20; Apr 16-17; May 14-15; June 18-19; July 16-17; Aug 20-21. 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!