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Industry Visitors

The University Archive is open to designers and members of the fashion industry by appointment only.


You can make an appointment to visit the Archive by contacting us via


T: 020 3506 7950.

Industry Access 

We welcome industry visitors that wish to use the archive for design research. A number of the garments within the archive are available for hire either for a week, month or for a design season.


Industry researchers visiting the Archive for the first time will be required to provide evidence of identity, such as a passport or a driving licence, and to complete a registration form. There is no photography allowed. 

The first visit to the Archive is free. Subsequent research visits will be subject to a charge. Please contact the Menswear Archive Curator for further details. 

Download the industry registration form here:


Industry registration form 

Regulations for access form

Westminster Menswear Archive
Industry Visitors

The Westminster archive has been an invaluable resource for me as a designer. The selection of the pieces that Westminster have gathered provides us with an insight into both historical and contemporary design. I wish I could have had access to such a breadth of rare and interesting garments when I was studying my degree.’

Jack Byne - Menswear Designer Runway, Burberry. 

Student Visitors

Student Visitors 

The University Archive is open to external students and members of the public on Thursdays by appointment only. Recent visitors to the archive have come from:

  • University of Falmouth

  • Kingston School of Art

  • Glasgow School of Art

  • Central Saint Martin’s College of Art

  • New York University, London

  • University College of Creative Arts, Rochester

  • University of Leeds

  • University of Brighton

  • University of the Arts, London

  • Nottingham Trent University

  • University of the West of England

  • London College of Fashion

  • University of Derby

  • Harrow College

  • Goldsmiths College

  • Uxbridge College

  • Risskovefterskole [Denmark]

  • Chester University

  • University of East of London

  • Royal College of Art

  • Hong Kong Design Institute

  • University of the Arts, Berlin

  • University of Southampton, Winchester School of Art

  • Parsons, New York

  • University of Northumbria

  • University College of Creative Arts, Epsom

  • Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences

You can make an appointment to visit the Archive by contacting us via:


T: 020 3506 7950.


Westminster and External Students

The clothing in the Archive cannot be loaned and must not be taken out of the Archive Room. Only pencils and laptops can be used in the Archive Room. No food or drink may be brought into the Archive Room. 

You will be asked to fill in a registration form with your student ID number and agree to the Regulations for Access. Download the registration form here:

Student registration form

Regulations for access form

Westminster menswear archive
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