Heinz Archive and Library

The Public Study Room of the Heinz Archive and Library will be closed to the public over the Christmas period from December 21 2015 - Monday 4 January 2016. The Public Study Room will re-open to the public at 10:00 on Tuesday 5 January 2016.

Booking and directions

Tuesday-Friday, 10:00-17:00
by appointment only:
020 7321 6617 (Type Talk: 18001)
fax: 020 7306 0056


Open by appointment, the Library holds published materials, including 35,000 books and unpublished image and index files.

Enquiry Services

A telephone and written service for those who are looking for more information about British portraits and are not able to visit in person.

Reference Collection

A Collection of 80,000 portraits, mainly prints, but also a body of drawings and a smaller body of paintings and sculptures.

British portraits records

Visual resources and an index of portraits.

Gallery Records

The archive of Gallery Records containing material relating to the Gallery's activities since its foundation in 1856.

Collected Archives

Archives that have been acquired by the Gallery from external sources because of their relevance to the study of British portraiture.