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Explore M&S digital heritage here

Welcome to our Digital Archive.

Our digital resources are available for anyone to explore. This site includes digitised and born-digital materials from our archive collection. These include:

    • surviving issues of our staff magazines, dating all the way back to 1927
    • historic store photographs dating back to the 1880s
    • vintage cinema advertisements
    • VHS recordings from the 1980s-2000s
    • Image Library of Products and Packaging
    • our Print and Pattern resource, made up of digital swatches from our vintage garment collection
    • our visual timelines on M&S heritage


You must contact us by emailing [email protected] to request permission if you would like to reproduce or publish anything from the digital archive.

If you haven’t found what you’re looking for here, please get in touch with the Archive Team.

For help on accessing and searching our digital archive, see the Help Page

Explore Collections

From the cash books of Michael Marks and Tom Spencer to the most recent Annual Report, CR Company Records contains papers and reports which document company strategies, objectives and results.


 Digitised copies of M&S customer magazines


Includes records created as DVDs for external and internal audiences as well as digitised versions of archival material held on film.


This series contains papers relating to the workings of the business, and contains subseries arranged by M&S department. From marketing material and staff communications to property ledgers and legal papers, use this series to explore the history of M&S from behind the scenes.


Print and pattern swatches from the garment collection


Images of M&S products and packaging, organised by subject. Includes photos of products held in the archive collection as well as scans from magazines and marketing material.


Magazines and Bulletins produced for M&S colleagues


Archive photographs of M&S stores

see individual images for dates

 Image-led timelines created by the Archive Team



Digitised VHS videos


Digitised cinema and TV adverts for food, clothing and store developments.


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