Research Whitechapel Gallery exhibitions by visiting our archive or browse our catalogue online.


Welcome back to the Whitechapel Gallery. We are looking forward to welcoming you at the Archive. Due to safety measures for visitors and staff we are running the reading room with a reduced capacity. Please arrange your visit in advance. Please read the archive’s safety measures.

The archive contains:

  • Early Records
  • Directors Papers
  • Exhibition Files
  • Photographs
  • Printed and Publicity Materials
  • Education Files
  • Audiovisual material
  • The Gallery Managers’ Records
  • The Whitechapel Gallery Society records and more.


Book an appointment make full use of our resources and services.


Online Catalogue

Browse the Whitechapel Gallery Archive online


Opening times

Tuesday-Friday: 11am-5pm

Saturday-Monday: Closed


Contact the Archive


T +44(0)20 7522 7862

To book a visit or if you have an enquiry, please download, complete and email the Archive Enquiry Form.