William Crampton Library

Welcome to the William Crampton Library, situated in Hull’s historic Museum Quarter:

  • the world’s largest flag research collection outside the USA
  • 32,000+ items – all available on site
    • books; journals; press cuttings; images; original artwork; specifications; correspondence; private research collections; badges; ephemera; posters; wallcharts; flags and more
  • international scope
  • professionally curated, catalogued and indexed
  • active development programme
    • adding new items by exchange, donation, purchase or download
    • cataloguing older material
  • unique open-access, itemised catalogue
  • full catalogue updated annually
  • twice-yearly new additions bulletin | exclusive to members
  • subject indexes

Visit or enquire

The library welcomes visits and enquiries from individuals and organisations worldwide.

Among them are Flag Institute members; other vexillologists; flagmakers; schools; academics; publishers; film, TV, theatre and media companies; government – local and national; diplomatic services; community groups; sports clubs and governing bodies; historic houses; visitor attractions and many more …

For more information, to make an enquiry or to arrange a visit:

  • please contact the