Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Charitable professional membership organisation run by and for Mechanical Engineers. Archives include collections on mechanical engineering, as well as records of the Institution.

Venue Type:

Association or society, Archive, Library

Opening hours

Online exhibitions and 9.30-5.15 for library/archive visits (please book)

Admission charges


Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Women workers at the National Shell Filling Factory, Chilwell (IWM Q 30040)

Engineers at War: From Home Front to Battle Front

  • 11 November 2014 — 11 November 2019 *on now

A new collaborative exhibit between the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Civil Engineers and the Institution of Engineering and Technology explores the roles engineers played in defence, infrastructure and on the home front. The exhibition content is based on material in the archives of all three, bought together to tell stories of innovations and inventions. We also look at some personal stories for example, that of Harry Stephenson Ellis who served with No. 3 Signals Section of the Durham Royal Engineers Volunteer Home Force.

Suitable for

  • Any age


N/A online free access


Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Birdcage Walk


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