People sitting at lunchtime on the Granarty Square steps at King's Cross
Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Exterior

Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection

Free to all

Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection gather objects and archives that illustrate the diverse landscapes of art and design and tell the story of the college.

The museum holds and displays work produced by staff and students over the last 100 years, a large art and design teaching collection spanning the 13th century to the present, and numerous historical college records.

From fashion to Kabuki prints

The collection covers prints, posters, ceramics, jewellery, early printed books, illuminated manuscripts, embroideries, 1920s German film posters, textiles and garments, and it has also collected from degree shows for the past two decades. Fashion enthusiasts can peruse garments created by alumni and staff, while those interested in historical design can explore textile samples and swatches dating back almost a century. The museum also holds a collection of Japanese woodblock prints, including Kabuki theatre illustrations.

A resource for students and visitors

For over a century, students have had the opportunity to learn from the objects firsthand, fostering a deeper understanding of different art and design movements. This approach highlights the museum's philosophy of not just displaying art and design objects, but using them to spark creativity and inspire future generations.

A hidden gem

Less well-known is the museum's archive, which houses material related to the history of Central Saint Martins. This includes documents, photographs, and other ephemera that offer insights into the college's evolution and the influential figures who have shaped it.

Visitor information


Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection

Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, King's Cross, London, Greater London, N1C 4AA
020 7514 7146

Free to all

Opening times

Mon – Fri, 10am – 5pm

Our Window Gallery is accessible via the Handyside Canopy. Please make an appointment before visiting the Study Room.

For information and access to collections not on display, please contact: or 020 7514 7146

Visitor information

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