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.

Collaborative research on the Collections

We are part of the Science Museums and Archives Consortium, which each year award six AHRC-funded collaborative doctoral studentships.

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

Earth Photo exhibition: London

[In-person] Come and see a stunning selection of the shortlisted images from this year's Earth Photo competition.

Geography for all: Project overview

[Online] This free online session is a chance to hear more about the Geography for all project, working with colleagues and organisations across the geographical community to help address equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the subject.

Professional insights: developing your professional online profile

This webinar will explore how platforms such as LinkedIn or blogs can be used to help you demonstrate your skills and expertise. We will hear from a panel of experienced professionals on how they use online platforms to showcase their professional profile, with tips on how to present yourself online

EVC update workshop

[In-person] This course gives trained EVCs the opportunity to revalidate while looking at current issues and sharing good practice.

Supporting our Collections

Our Collections are supported by Rolex.