De Montfort University

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De Montfort University is a is a public research and teaching university situated in Leicester. It was originally founded as Leicester School of Art in 1870 and gained university status in 1992.

It has a reputation for teaching excellence and is renowned for its arts courses. It is divided into four main faculties: Art, Design and Humanities; Business and Law; Health and Life Sciences; and Technology.

The University's archive service is situated in the main Kimberlin Library.
As well as holding records which detail the history of the institution it also holds subject specific collections such as Fashion and Textiles, National Youth Agency and Kodak photography. There is also a range of books and pamphlets relating to local history that is pat of the Special Collections.

Venue Type:

Library, Archive

Opening hours

The Archives and Special Collections reading room is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9.00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission charges


De Montfort University
The Gateway





0116 250 6392

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