Dana Library and Research Centre

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Dana Centre
Established 2003
Location 165 Queen's Gate, London SW7
Public transit access Gloucester Road tube station
Website www.danacentre.org.uk
Science Museum Group

The Dana Library and Research Centre, formerly The Dana Centre, on Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London is part of the Science Museum (London).

Designed by Sir Richard MacCormac of MJP Architects,[1] The Dana Centre, opened in 2003 as a public event venue in London for contemporary science debate, run largely by the Science Museum. The building itself houses a cafe bar, which is open during the day and doubles up as the event venue, a free internet cafe (free wireless Internet access is also available in the building), and offices used by the Science Museum and the British Association for the Advancement of Science.

Unlike the main Science Museum, the Dana Centre is aimed at an entirely adult audience. The Dana Centre is not directly accessible from the main museum, and is situated on the nearby Queen's Gate street.

Dana Centre Becomes Dana Library and Research Centre[edit]

According to the Dana Centre website:

The Dana Centre events programme has now finished. The Centre and café have closed to the public, and the building will re-open in autumn 2015 as our new Research Centre.

The Research Centre has a quite different focus:

Opening in autumn 2015, the new Dana Library and Research Centre will provide a world-class environment for academic research, bringing together the museum’s thriving Research and Public History Department and access to its library and archive collections.


  1. ^ "Dana Centre, Wellcome Wolfson Building". www.mjparchitects.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 

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Coordinates: 51°29′50″N 0°10′44″W / 51.4971°N 0.1790°W / 51.4971; -0.1790