Spanning the last 150 years, these unique collections reflect Plymouth's changing cityscape. Thanks to 'Plymouth Pictured', a digitisation and cataloguing project supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, many of these collections are available online through the links below.

As well as ensuring that each image is now copied and catalogued individually, the original albums and photographs can be archived and are no longer subjected to regular handling.

As a result, you can search a selection of the City Engineers, Rugg Monk and Edwardian Album images online by area or theme, or view some in the photo galleries in the pages linked below. Our education team have also used them to help deliver sessions to local schools, and images have also provided stimulus for reminiscence sessions which are led by our learning team.

Goodridge collection

A collection of glass plate negatives showing family life in the early 1900s, and loose photographs and a photograph album of Plymouth’s architecture, taken in the mid-20th century.