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Our collections

From armchairs to vacuum cleaners and account books to wallpaper. Our collections offer a unique insight into what home means to different people, told through personal stories and everyday objects.

We hold around 40,000 objects, archive materials, photographs and books all to do with domestic life and the everyday lived experience of home.

Collections online

You can now enjoy exploring objects, photographs and books from our collections using our new Collections online.

We'll be adding objects to this in time as we continue to make our collection more accessible to everyone.

We’d love to hear your feedback and any extra information you might have about any of our objects.

Discover the collection in person – in our new Collections library.

Documenting Homes

Recording people's everyday experiences of home