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National Meteorological Library and Archive

We are open Tuesday to Thursday by appointment only so please get in touch with us at least 24 hours prior to your visit so that we can book you in.  

Library (Met Office HQ): Tues to Thurs 10:00-16:30

Archive (Great Moor House): Tues to Thurs 10:00-17:00

Archive closure period - 5th February to 16th February 2024

You can find out more about us by watching our Introduction to the National Meteorological Library & Archive

NEW – we are delighted to have established a partnership with Google Arts and Culture. The new online hub brings to life highlights from the National Meteorological Archive alongside the current work of the Met Office in a series of digital stories inviting audiences to explore the science, history and impact of meteorology.

You can explore all our stories on our project page here: Met Office — Google Arts & Culture


For any enquiries or to book a visit please email us or call us on 0330 135 4101.

Any outstanding book loans can be returned in person or by post if you prefer. Please use the following address: National Meteorological Library, Met Office, FitzRoy Road, Exeter, EX1 3PB.

You can search our online catalogue for details on our collections and you can access library and archive content in our Digital Library and Archive.