Pushed for time this week, so here’s a reblog of an early post that drew quite a big response – my ‘top ten’ repositories in the UK. There have been a few changes since I originally posted this: the British Library has recently permitted photography (hurrah!); the National Library of Scotland has a shiny new manuscript reading room; the Pepys Library has finally liberalised its opening hours; and, less positively, the Imperial War Museum is considering charging researchers ridiculously high daily fees for access. The Bodleian has also just opened a huge new reading room which I haven’t had the chance to visit yet, but no doubt I’ll report back when I do.
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