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The tour will be split into two parts, with the morning visit to the Met Office and Library, an optional social lunch in the Met Office Cafeteria, then the afternoon will be to the Met Office Archive.
Note that the Archive is housed across the road at Great Moor House (shared facility with Devon Heritage Service).
The library and archive are vital for maintaining the public memory of the weather, storing meteorological records and facilitating learning.
The library collection contains a large variety of material on meteorology, climatology and related sciences, being one of the country's most comprehensive collections on meteorology.
The National Meteorological Archive houses the national memory of the weather. The collections include books, diaries, records, charts and other materials relating to meteorology, climatology and weather forecasting. These encompass official Met Office records, which date from 1854 onwards, older records and publications which illustrate the development of the science of meteorology, and the archive of the Royal Meteorological Society.
The National Meteorological Library and Archive serves both Met Office staff and the wider public, free at the point of use, as part of the Met Office Public Weather Service.
Join the optional social lunch in the Met Office cafeteria, or use the snacks & drinks machines at Great Moor House, or bring your own sandwiches.
Email Valerie.firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 01626 684526 or 07977 901944. Numbers are limited to 12 in total.