Contact the Museum

Get in touch to make an historical enquiry or find out more about our museum collections

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The British Optical Association Museum is a department of the College of Optometrists, which is permanently and professionally staffed. We welcome any enquiries of an historical nature.

You may contact the museum directly:

Neil Handley MA, AMA, FRSA
Museum Curator
British Optical Association Museum
The College of Optometrists
42 Craven Street, London, WC2N 5NG United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7766 4353 (Direct Line. Voicemail service available)

For information on visiting the College of Optometrists to view the BOA Museum in person, either singly or in a group, please see the visiting pages

Coronavirus COVID-19 update

**The Museum remains closed to visitors until further notice**

Although it now legal for UK museums to re-open (subject to various restrictions) as of 17 May 2021 the College has still not set a date for the re-opening the museum to visitors and researchers. We advise that we are not currently taking any bookings for dates prior to October 2021. All other museum services (enquiries, acquistions, sales, image-licensing etc.) are now operating and the curator is on-site at least two days a week.

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