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The IHR premises are currently closed.

However, we will continue to work remotely and to maintain as many Institute services and resources as possible.

Closure of the IHR Library and offices

In response to the current public health situation, the IHR is currently closed.

IHR staff are now working remotely and will continue to help with enquiries and providing services where possible. Please see contact details.

Over the coming weeks we will endeavour to maintain as many IHR resources and services as possible for the historical community Details and announcement of these will be made via IHR social media (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) and the IHR blog, On History

Planned holiday closures for 2020-21

We close on UK public holidays and Saturdays of bank holiday weekends, Easter and between Christmas and New Year. We close for one day each November for the University of London’s Foundation Day.

If your journey to the IHR is extensive please do check in case of an unexpected closure.

Other planned closures, 2020-2021

  • Summer bank holiday 2020: Monday 31 August
  • University of London Foundation Day: TBC
  • Christmas 2020 – 2021: Friday 24 December 2020 – Monday 3 January 2021 inclusive
  • Easter 2021: Thursday 1 – Tuesday 6 April inclusive
  • Early May bank holiday 2021: Saturday 1 and Monday 3 May
  • Spring bank holiday 2021: Saturday 29 and Monday 31 May
  • Summer bank holiday 2021: Monday 30 August