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.

Service Update

Archives & Special Collections will be re-open for browsing and reader appointments from Monday September 18th.


The Archives & Special Collections Team offer a number of voluntary 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 fully subscribed for placements - new opportunities are advertised throughout the year.

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