• The Globes Appeal
    Donate to our Local Giving page via the ‘Support Us’ button on our website, we are looking to raise approximately £2000 to restore two terrestrial globes in our collection
  • Saturday 21st April 2018
    Queen Square Tree Trail - Join us on this trail to explore the fascinating history of the square & marvel at some awe inspiring native & exotic trees
  • The Journal of Edmund Rack
    Copies available from BRLSI reception £10.00. Postal enquiries, please email: [email protected]
  • **NEWS**
    Sir Christopher Frayling tells BRLSI a Gothic horror story
  • Wildlife Recording
    Facilities for submitting records and photographs of local wildlife are now available.

What's On

BRLSI's wide-ranging programme of talks are open to all at £4 for Visitors and £2 for BRLSI Members. More...

Museum Collections

The BRLSI has a large collection of objects and specimens from around the world. A selection can be seen in our Online Museum. More...

Library & Archives

Our Library collection contains over 10,000 volumes. You can browse the library catalogue, search by keyword and see details of individual volumes. More...

Room Hire


Our venue has rooms to hire for meetings of all kinds from morning to late evening.


Exhibition & Lectures


See our latest exhibition and upcoming events with our many different groups.




Find out more about volunteering at the BRLSI or how to make a (more than welcome) charitable donation.