Maurice Adams, South London Art Gallery and School of Arts and Crafts Elevation and Partial Plan, 1903. London Borough of Southwark Art Collection/South London Gallery Collection

Visit the Archive on the ground floor of the Fire Station to discover more about the history of the South London Gallery and the local area through regular exhibitions of original archive material and a range of digital displays, including our interactive map charting the changing cultural and social landscape of Peckham and Camberwell from the 1860s to the present day.
Tue – Fri 11am-6pm, Sat and Sun 10am-6pm. Late opening: Wed and last Fri of the month until 9pm

The Archive is is free to visit and open to everyone.

The SLG Archive collection contains material documenting the gallery’s activities from the 1880s to the present day, and includes early reports and correspondence, exhibition files, print and marketing materials, records relating to the education programme, photographs, oral history interviews, newspaper cuttings and ephemera.

You can find out more about what is in the Archive by searching our online catalogue (which is also available to view in the Archive room). The catalogue is a work in progress and content will continue to be added as the project progresses.

If you have a specific research request, please email Please note that the SLG Archive is in the process of being catalogued and much of the material is stored off-site.