An internationally important collection of liturgical vestments from the 15th century to the 20th century, as well as medieval and later embroideries, historic clothing and fabrics.
Paintings, drawings, and prints,including works by Turner, Rembrandt, Dürer and many other notable artists.
Religious objects and church plate
These include the British Jesuit Province’s important relics collection cared for at Stonyhurst, which includes a Thorn from the Crown of Thorns, and Christian relics from the 1st to the 20th centuries, including Becket, the English Martyrs and St Oscar Romero. The College cares for a rare and beautiful collection of church silver, both English and European, from the 16th to the 20th centuries. Many of these precious items are in use in the College liturgies on important feast days.
From the 12th century onwards, including many fine illuminated Books of Hours.
From every continent in the world, from Ancient Egypt to the fall of the Berlin Wall, collected by Jesuit missionaries and former pupils.
The thousands of photographs in the collection include work by pioneering photographer Roger Fenton in the late 1850s, the global traveller and photographer Alexander Hill Gray in the 1860s, and the war photojournalist, and former pupil, Tim Hetherington, who was killed in Libya in 2011.
Scientific and taxidermy specimen
Comprising the work of naturalists Charles Waterton, St George Jackson Mivart, and Baron Anatole von Hügel, as well as 17th century Chinese and Mogul astronomical equipment and an important herbarium collection.
Fossils, prehistoric tools, and objects from ancient civilisations including our Egyptian mummy.