Research our collections

Collections held at the Edinburgh Campus largely focus on the University and local history. The service holds the archives of the University, the School of Arts and Heriot-Watt College. Other significant archive collections include the Gibson-Craig estate papers, local history collections and photographs, and Leith Nautical College. The Art Collection largely focuses on the Edinburgh School graduates of Edinburgh College of Art, Gibson-Craig family and University Principals, while external sculptures can be seen around the Campus.

The University Archive is located on the ground floor of the Cameron Smail Library. To make the most of your research visit please contact us to make an appointment.

Key information

Museum and Archive Service

Helen Taylor