About our Collections

Find out more about the vast collection of items we hold.

Search our Collections

Find what you are looking for with our online and offline services.

Online exhibitions

Get immersed in the stories behind our Collections from the comfort of your home.

Picture Library

Our Picture Library is one of the world's finest collections of photography and artworks, recording over 200 years of travel, people, place and geographical discovery.

Visit the Foyle Reading Room

Plan a visit to the Foyle Reading Room to consult and research items in our Collections.

Support the Collections

Support our Collections by buying prints, donating items or becoming a member of the Society.

Research on the Collections

We actively support and enable research on the Society's Collections and welcome approaches for new collaborations and partnerships.

Wiley Digital Archive

A digitisation project enabling hundreds of thousands of items from our Collections to be digitised, allowing access to wider audiences in order to support teaching and learning.

Upcoming Collections events

My family and other enemies - Mary Novakovich

[Online] A personal travelogue about Croatia from a hugely experienced travel journalist.



 

Monday night lecture supper

[In-person] Stay for supper at the Society after the Sanitation for all? Cities and the right to citylife lecture and meet other members and their guests.

FarmED walk and talk

[In-person] Explore Honeydale Farm on an inspiring and informative guided farm walk, led by founder, Ian Wilkinson or a member of the FarmED team.

Map skills and online mapping for primary geography

[In-person] This course is aimed at Key Stage 1 and 2 teachers who are interested in developing spatial awareness skills linked to the primary geography curriculum.

Supporting our Collections

Our Collections are supported by Rolex.