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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