Marks in Time Exhibition: M&S Company Archive

Marks in Time Exhibition: M&S Company Archive
Michael Marks Building, University of Leeds, off Clarendon Road
West Yorkshire




020 87182800

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Exploring the Marks in Time Exhibition, M&S Company Archive
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Opened to the public in March 2012, the M&S Company Archive is home to the Marks in Time exhibition, celebrating the role that M&S has played in people's lives for over 130 years. Featuring iconic items from M&S history, the exhibition vividly shows the impact M&S has had on the social history of Britain.

If you would like to delve even deeper into our history you can make use of our dedicated Research Area; look through our employee magazines dating back to the 1930s or get interactive with our online Store Histories and People Profiles. We also have a Children's Area with games and activities for kids of all ages.

The collection includes everything from films and clothing to household products and advertising material, and much much more in between. We have over 70,000 items from the company's history and we’re constantly adding to the collection, from puddings to pants it's all here!

See details of our exciting Education and Events programme on our website.

Venue Type:

Archive, Heritage site, Museum

Opening hours

The M&S Company Archive is open
10:00am-5:00pm Monday to Saturday.
From 20 July 2014
10:00am-5:00pm Monday to Friday.

Saturdays: Closed except for special events
Sundays and Bank Holidays: Closed

The Reading Room is open 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm Tuesday to Thursday.

Admission charges

The exhibition is free of charge.

The Reading Room is also free to use for research purposes, please book in advance as space is limited.

Getting there

For detailed travel directions please see the Contact Us section of our website

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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Girls Night In

  • 9 October 2014 6-8pm

Raising money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer as part of Breast Cancer Awareness month. M&S Company Archive invites mothers and daughters to join us for a unique Girls' Night In.

We will enjoy some girly treats such as non-alcoholic cocktails and chocolates whilst taking a look back at the long history of M&S lingerie and what has made it so popular. There will be an opportunity to view the current M&S lingerie collection. We will share how M&S supports women with Breast Cancer and be joined by Liz Macpherson from Breakthrough Breast Cancer to talk about raising awareness.


Booking is essentail as places are limited and we are asking for a £5 donation per person all of which will go to Breakthrough Breast Cancer.


Getting there

For detailed travel directions please see the Contact Us section of our website