Museum Services

Learn about how you can use our heritage resources to assist your studies or research project. Discover the external talks and formal lectures we can offer...or indulge yourself in a little retail therapy.

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Explore the services the museum offers

Study and Research

Here we highlight just some of the BOA Museum's resources of potential interest to scholars.

Education and Outreach

A visit to the museum is an education in itself! For a fee/donation, we'll also come to you and disseminate information via talks, handling sessions etc. Find out about our work to facilitate learning on these pages.


Standards of Service

The College welcomes all potential users of the British Optical Association Museum.

Museum Shop

Our museum souvenir items and College merchandise make wonderfully appropriate decorations for an optometry practice or unusual gifts for your family and friends.

Museum FAQs

Expand the list below to see some frequently asked questions about the museum and the history of optometry and ophthalmic optics...