Museum Collections, Archive & Library

The Museum of Carpet houses an extensive collection of objects, archives, books and photographs relating to the carpet industry dating from the 18th Century to the present day.

These collections cover all aspects of the industry and range from archives of official bodies to small collections amassed by individuals associated with carpet manufacture.

You can search our online archives catalogue here.

There is also a large library of books, journals and reference texts available, covering many aspects of the industry including:

  • Carpets (CPT)
  • Design (DSN)
  • Testing, Lab Techniques, Identification (LAB)
  • Wool (WL)
  • Natural Fibres (NF)
  • Textile Fibres (TF)
  • Man-Made Fibres (MMF)
  • Spinning (S)
  • Dyeing & Finishing (DY)
  • Investment, Business (BUS)

Our museum, archive and library collections are open to researchers, but we do ask that you book your visit in advance.

If you have any enquiries or wish to book a visit please contact us and we will do our best to help.

Follow this link to read out Archive Access Policy_Dec 2013