About our collections

Our Library at Burlington House is the largest antiquarian library in the country, with an outstanding collection including:

  • more than 130,000 printed books dating from the fifteenth century to the present day
  • approximately 3000 current and historic journal titles
  • over 1000 manuscripts
  • archive material spanning over 3 centuries
  • special collections
  • prints and drawings

With a focus on history of material culture, our Library covers British and European archaeology, architectural history, art history and the decorative arts, heraldry, and British local history.

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