University Archive

The University Archive reading room is open to the public Tuesday-Friday 10.00-12.00 and 13.00-16.45 by appointment.  If you wish to carry out an extended period of research on our collections (i.e. more than 4 days) please get in touch as early as possible, as extended opening may be possible with enough notice.  Please note we usually recommend at least 2 weeks’ notice in advance of an appointment.

Researchers visiting the Archive for the first time will be required to provide photographic ID and to complete a registration form.

Researchers will be required to follow our Regulations for Access

Researchers are welcome to take photos with a mobile device or camera for personal use only.  You will be asked to sign a Copyright Declaration Form. For more information please read our Digital Photography Policy

We are happy to answer family history enquiries.  Please note that the surviving records of the University of Westminster and its predecessor bodies are incomplete, and therefore it may not be possible to verify staff employment details or student attendance.

If you are looking for someone who attended or worked at the Polytechnic between 1879-1960 they may be mentioned in the Polytechnic Magazine which has been digitised and is available here.

Records containing personal data remain closed to the public for 80 years, in compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018. Under certain conditions, it may be possible for researchers to view these records, please contact the Archive for further information.

Records containing personal data remain closed to the public for 80 years, in compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018 . Under certain conditions, it may be possible for researchers to view these records, please contact the Archive for further information.

In line with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the general administrative records held in the University Archive are open to the public, unless subject to specific exemption.

Westminster Menswear Archive

The Westminster Menswear Archive is open to external students, industry visitors and members of the public on Thursdays by appointment. Please visit www.mensweararchive.com for more information

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