We’re home to over three million items of historical and cultural significance. Our world-class collection encompasses iconic objects and remarkable archives in the areas of photography, cinematography, television, sound and new media. Peek behind the scenes and discover some hidden treasures…
As well as books and journals, our library is home to self-published zines covering community broadcasting and pirate radio.
Photographer Keeley Bentley writes about her experience researching in our archives, and the links she found between our collection and Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland.
A life-size cardboard cut-out of the Spice Girls might not be something you would expect to find in a museum store…
As well as people and landscapes, stereo-images were also used to capture fantastic views of the moon.
You might think of 3D as brand new technology—but the surprisingly modern-looking 3D viewers in our collection date back to the late 19th century.
Emily Rees discusses how private archives, like the C.O. Stanley Pye Collection, can offer invaluable insights into the history of media in Britain.