History and archaeology collections

Watch a short film introducing the range of our fascinating History collections (opens in a new window).

Library and archive collections

The museum also holds a business archive charting the history of the Museum of London and its predecessor organisations. This short film tells more (opens in a new window). 

The Archaeological Archive

The Collecting Policy

Read the current Acquisition and Disposal Collections Policy (PDF 81kb, opens in a new window)

Cataloguing our film holdings

The Museum is a partner in London’s Screen Archives (LSA), a collaborative network devoted to London’s rich heritage of moving images and film. As part of the LSA network, we have been supported by the UK Screen Heritage fund to enable us to inventory our small but growing collection of film and moving images. We hope that some of this material will be digitised in due course.

Read more about London’s Screen Archives (external link)

Acquisitions