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National Meteorological Library and Archive

Meteorological Office

An extensive collection of climatological atlases (world-wide), weather charts (approx. 2,000,000 since 1867 on behalf of the Public Record Office) and base maps of weather charts. Extensive use is now made of computer generated charts.


Great Moor House, Sowton Industrial Estate, Exeter, EX2 7NL

Main contact

Telephone number

01392 360987 (Archive) / 01392 884841 (Library)

Opening hours

Library: Monday – Thursday 0830 – 1700, Friday 0830 – 1630; Archive Tuesday – Friday 1000 – 1700


No loans allowed from Archive.
Library – no prior appointment required
Archive – prior appointment required


Library: photocopying available, customers may also scan materials
Archive: Use of personal digital cameras permitted. No photocopying available.


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