Find out about our archive collection and how to use it.


Dive into our online exhibitions, themed timelines and films.


School visits, family activities and resources for community groups.

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The M&S Archive celebrates the role M&S has played in people's lives since 1884. From puddings to pants, from ready meals to staff welfare - M&S is woven into the fabric of the UK, what will you discover?

72,000 items and counting! From our founders' notebooks to yesterday's best-sellers - our collection is growing all the time. Made up of Company documents, photographs, films, clothing, packaging, advertising and merchandise from the time of the Penny Bazaars to today, our collection is full of remarkable stories just waiting to be discovered.

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Explore the collection

Fly through the M&S Archive exhibition and have a behind-the-scenes look at our strong room