Heinz Archive and Library

Booking and directions

Tuesday-Thursday, 10:00-17:00
by appointment only:
020 7321 6617


Open by appointment, the Library holds published materials, including 35,000 books and unpublished image and index files.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