There are several ways in which you can search our collections online, depending on what information you need, and how you prefer to find it.

Simple Search

Clock, c1807

Type keywords into the box below to run searches on this website.

Search the Collections

This will give you access to over 19,000 catalogue records with images.

Digital Media Bank

Our Digital Media Bank will give you access to over 5,500 openly licensed hi-res images of objects in our collections, alongside other digital content such as teaching packs.

School of Art and Science Brighton, 19th century

The Digital Media Bank is also the best means of thematically browsing through our collections, and sharing them online.

Full Catalogue Search

If you wish to search all of our published records, our full published catalogue contains almost 70,000 object records. However, the majority of these are not accompanied by images.
Items from our collections that are held at The Keep can also be found on The Keep website.

3D models

A small number of objects from our archaeology collections have been scanned and produced as 3D models. These can be viewed on our 3D gallery.


Our collection records are also available as open data through a public API.