RIBA Library Drawings and Archives Collections

The RIBA's British Architectural Library is, in effect, the national collection for architecture, other parts of which are at RIBA in Portland Place.

The materials housed at the V&A include architectural drawings, written documents, models, drawing instruments, portraits, medals, furniture and objects associated with architects.

These archives are open to the public as a source for research, but access is by pre-booked appointment only. See the website for further details.

The archives are located next to The V&A + RIBA Architecture Gallery, a permanent exhibition encompassing artefacts that span 2,500 years of architecture from across the world. 


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Venue details

RIBA Library Drawings and Archives Collections Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road London SW7 2RK 020 7307 3708 www.architecture.com/LibraryDrawingsAndPhotographs/DrawingsAndArchives/DrawingsAndArchives.aspx

Entry details

Free entry to all
Free exhibitions to all

Access is on a pre-booked research appointment basis at 10.15am and 2.15pm on Tue, Wed and Fri. Closes at 5pm.

For Study Room appointments please e-mail: drawings&archives@riba.org or phone the RIBA Study Room desk on 020 7307 3708.