Event Rental


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.

To contact the Collections and Research staff for donation offers, image use requests, or research appointments, please use our contact forms or email museum-reference@mit.edu.

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:

  • Specific research question
  • Your mailing address, phone number/email
  • Purpose of interest or intended use
  • Previously consulted sources, if any

Research Hours

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.

General Information

Services and fees for reproductions and publication, see services and fees.
Museum policies for researchers and publication, see collections use policy.
Plan use policies for study, boat building, and model making, see Hart Nautical Plan policy (pdf).
MIT Museum's collections management policies, see collections manual.
Researchers interested in MIT history should also visit the MIT Institute Archives and Special Collections.


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Donation Offers

Image Use Requests

Research Appointments and all other inquiries

MIT Museum Research Services
265 Massachusetts Avenue
Bldg. N52
Cambridge, MA 02139
E-mail: museum-reference@mit.edu

Man examining collection

The MIT Museum has recently launched an online collections catalog that we are adding to every day!