accessibility & help
The British Red Cross museum and archives contain a fascinating portrait of our humanitarian work, from our beginnings in 1870 to our vital contribution in today's society.
The museum and archive collection is available for research purposes by prior appointment. We can accommodate small groups to view the collection. A minimum of 24 hours notice is required for all appointments. Research hours are between 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm, Monday to Wednesday and Friday. The collection is closed to the public on Thursdays.
We are currently planning a new permanent exhibition at the headquarters of the British Red Cross in London. In the meantime, explore and find out more about the collections with our online catalogue.
If you're a researcher, these are some of the items we have, including our archives, audio visual collection, historical publications and museum items.
Find out more about the tremendous role our volunteers and staff have played in the last 140 years.
We regularly highlight some of our collections online. Come back often to see our new exhibitions.
Got a question about the history of the British Red Cross? Find out who to contact and what kinds of resources will help your search.
We have loads of information for researchers, but there are also other organisations who can help with your research.
Find information about visiting our museum and archives and FAQs.
During the Second World War, and in an act of defiance, female prisoners of war stitched secret messages to their loved ones.
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Get a more personal view of how our volunteers have been helping people for 140 years.
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British Red Cross, UK Office, 44 Moorfields, London EC2Y 9AL Phone: 0844 871 11 11. Fax: 020 7562 2000.
The British Red Cross Society, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949), Scotland (SC037738) and Isle of Man (0752).
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