Archives & Special Collections

Welcome to the Archives & Special Collections Service for Falmouth University and the University of Exeter in Cornwall.

The Service brings together original records with specialised book collections - unique, eclectic and inspiring sources for use in both research and creative practice. Situated on Level 0 of the Exchange on the Penryn Campus, our Collections are available to view in our Reading Room on request by appointment.

Please contact to find out more.


The Archives & Special Collections Team offer a number of student placements throughout the academic year. Open to students from Falmouth University and University of Exeter these placements offer the opportunity to gain experience working with the fantastic Archive collections here on campus whilst developing new skills.

We are currently at full capacity for placements for this academic year - new opportunities will be advertised in the Autumn term.

Summer Opening Hours

Archives & Special Collections will be closed to reader appointments throughout the month of August. Researchers seeking appointments during June and July are advised to book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Our enquiry service continues to be available as usual throughout the Summer months.

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