William Crampton Library

The William Crampton Library is the Flag Institute’s research and documentation centre – the world’s largest outside the USA.

Situated in Hull’s historic Museum Quarter, the library is professionally curated, catalogued and indexed.

It also maintains an active collection development programme, acquiring new items by exchange, donation, purchase or download.

The William Crampton Library comprises thousands of items – all available to view on site – and includes:

  • books on flags and flag-related topics
  • vexillological journals from around the world
  • images
  • newspaper and magazine articles
  • correspondence
  • flag specifications
  • original design work
  • private research collections
  • badges, ephemera, posters, wallcharts
  • flags

Enquiries / visits

The William Crampton Library welcomes visitors 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 …

To obtain more information, make an enquiry or arrange a visit, please contact the .