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Field Search

Welcome to the Museum of the History of Science collections’ Field search page. Details on using these search pages can be found on the help page. If you have any comments, please email

Enter any terms in the boxes below and click on the “Search” button. For other search types, select one of the options beneath the search box.

Field Search on Catalogue Records

  Inventory No
e.g. 74444



  Creation Date

e.g. c. 1850 or 18th century

  Creator Name


  Primary Inscription


  Collection Group

  Brief Description

e.g. brass, green


  Accession Number
e.g. 1998-7 or 1913

  Other No

  Records per page



List works only with images

  Show thumbnails

Basic Search | Advanced Search | Field Search

There are a number of different ways to search the collections database:

  • The basic search is a simple keyword search of the key fields in the museum’s collections database.
  • The advanced search is similar to the basic search but allows for more complex queries.
  • The field search allows searches which are targeted on one or more of the key database fields.