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Visiting us at the Temporary Site

Having now vacated the Silk Mill we are currently getting ourselves sorted out at the Temporary Site. Consequently we are still not quite ready to accommodate any visitors.

Please contact the Study Centre Coordinator in order to plan a visit for when we reopen in our Temporary Site from late May.

Using the Study Centre is as simple as getting in touch with the Study Centre Coordinator — full contact details are listed below.

While we are in exile in our Temporary Site, facilities for visitors are not as extensive as they were in the Silk Mill — and will be once again from 2020. While we have immediate access to most of our documents, larger items including all rolled plans are stored elsewhere. This makes it all the more essential that potential visitors consult our on-line catalogue in advance.

We are only able to accommodate one visitor at a time (or a team-of-two at a push), but we can usually make arrangements for any weekday. There is car parking on site and the premises are fully accessible. We have scanning facilities and there is WiFi in the building. We can provide our visitors with a hot drink and a place to eat sandwiches. For the hardy/hungry, there's a bacon butty stand on the nearby trading estate.

The formal Conditions which apply to a visit to the Midland Railway Study Centre also apply to the Temporary Site. Directions and detailed access arrangements will obviously be provided when arranging an appointment.

Even if a visit to the Study Centre turns out not to be the best way forward to deal with your question, we have other resources available to help. Please use the "What else we can do to help" button on any page.