Isabella Jay, Sunset from the Lagoon, Venice, after Turner

Using our collections

Online or in person, our collections are available for everyone to use.


Our Explore pages showcase a variety of items from the Collection in four categories. If you are interested in using an image from our website, please submit an Images and Copies request

The whole Collection can be searched via the online catalogue.

In person

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.

Before booking, please consult our 2019 Reading Room Regulations. If you've not visited before, you may find our travel and accommodation information useful.

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