Using our collections
Online or in person, our collections are available for everyone to use.
As well as viewing our collections online, and in exhibitions, you are welcome to make an appointment to see specific items in our Reading Room, which is available from 9.30am until 1pm and 2pm until 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Appointments should be requested through our online form.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use one/some of your images?
Yes you can. To help us assess your request, please fill our our online form.
I want to view a specific item during my visit. How do I do this?
You'll need to request an appointment to use our Reading Room.
What are your opening hours?
The Ruskin is open to all visitors from 10am until 4pm Monday to Friday during exhibitions, excluding bank holidays. Admission is free!
The Reading Room is open to pre-booked visitors from 9.30am until 4.30pm Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.
I'm a student/member of staff on Lancaster University campus but I've never visited your building. Should I?
Definitely! Take a break from your studies/work and enjoy a visit to our galleries from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Friday during exhibitions (excluding bank holidays).