Welcome to the Royal School of Needlework Collection and Archive. To find out more about the items in our care:
  • Visit one of the galleries below. Each presents a range of interesting items on a particular topic.
  • Search using keywords in the search box above.
  • To see all the items in the collection, leave the box blank and click 'Search'.
  • You can create a more complex search by including the terms and, or and not
  • To create a more specific search, click on the 'Show search options' link under the search box. This will display further search options.
We are gradually making more of our collections available online so please check back regularly to see new objects and galleries.

Newly Added Objects

Items from our Collection and Archive that have just been added to our website.

First 100 Objects

100 pieces from the Collection and Archive that represent the breadth and depth of our holdings.

Around the World in Embroidery

Pieces from our Collection made outside of the United Kingdom.

Collection Blog

Read more about specific objects within our Collection and Archive.