Royal Asiatic Society Archives

Visitor''s address: 14 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HD

England, United Kingdom

E-mail address:
+44 (0)20 7388 4539
+44 (0)20 7391 9427
Opening hours:

Most items in our Collections can be made available for you to consult in our Reading Room which is open at the following times: Tuesday: 10.00-17.00 Thursday: 14.00-17.00 Friday: 10.00-17.00

Access conditions: Accessible to the public
Access information:

Anyone is welcome to visit to consult our collections during these hours, and almost all of our collections can be made available at short notice. We may ask for an explanation of your research if you request to see particularly rare or fragile material. For more information, please contact us. Please contact us to let us know when you intend to visit so we can ensure you are not disappointed upon your arrival. However, if for any reason you are not able to give us advance notice, we will do our best to accommodate you when you arrive. When you first visit the reading room, please bring photographic identification and proof of address. This is required to register as a reader and use our collections.

Disabled access: Facilities for disabled people are available
Facilities for disabled people:

The Reading Room is located on the first floor of our building and is wheelchair accessible.

Searchroom: 6 places
Ordering documents in advance:

Documents can be fetched on the day, it will help speed the process if an email is sent prior to the visit.

Searchroom contact
E-mail address:
+44 (0) 20 7391 9427
Computer places: 1 places

Internet access available. Researchers may bring in their own devices

Other information
Related resource:
The Archive of Thomas Manning, the First Englishman to Lhasa, Tibet

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Type of archive:

Specialised non-governmental archives and archives of other cultural (heritage) institutions

Last update: 02.10.2020
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