Visiting our museum and archives

We are open for museum and research visits.

Opening times

Monday to Friday, 9am – 6pm
You don't have to book to visit us. 

Free entry. Donations are welcome.

Plan your visit

British Red Cross Museum
44 Moorfields
Find us on a map

The museum is within the British Red Cross head office building. Please enter via the main entrance and sign in at reception.

How to get here

The closest tube stations are Moorgate and Liverpool Street.

Plan your trip: Journey Planner.

Exhibits within the British Red Cross museum.

Special visits and tours

  • It may be possible to arrange a visit outside our normal opening hours.
  • We welcome school groups, please get in touch with us to arrange a visit.
  • To request a museum tour, please book via email:

Museum exhibitions

Find out about our current and previous exhibitions.


The British Red Cross aims to be welcoming and accessible to all. The museum is wheelchair accessible. If you have any questions regarding accessibility, please get in touch.

You can read the museum and archives access policy (PDF), which sets out how we will make our collections accessible to a wide audience.

Research visits and enquiries

To book a research visit or if you have a general enquiry, please email:

Our enquiry service provides information about the history of the British Red Cross, including staff and volunteer records for the First and Second World Wars.

For First World War personnel enquiries, you can search our online database.

We don’t offer a research service, but we can provide advice on whether we have materials relevant to your enquiry.

While we hold some materials relating to our prisoner of war support work, we don’t hold records of individual prisoners. These are held by the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva.

Visit the ICRC historical archives for digitised records of First World War prisoners of war and for information on their search service for records of Second World War prisoners of war.

We can arrange a research visit to our own collections if there are things you'd like to examine in person. These must be booked in advance.

About our enquiry service:

  • We aim to respond to enquiries within 4-5 weeks, but responses may take longer during busy periods.
  • There is no charge, but we ask for a donation of £5 or more to help cover costs.
  • We respond to enquiries in the order received.
  • Enquiries from new users are prioritised.
  • If we don't have the answer to your enquiry, we will try to direct you to other sources of information where possible.