For anyone who cares about the architectural history of Britain, the Brooking National
Collection is a vital resource. By preserving the physical detail of the UK’s built
environment down to the smallest detail, it gives insights into everything from the
craft of the artisan to the social layering of British society.
For decades it has been used as a teaching resource by conservation professionals,
universities, schools, architects and their students, designers, crafts apprentices
and private individuals.
Over the past 500 years or so, events in Britain have ranged from the Civil War to
the Industrial Revolution, with seismic social change to match. In subtle ways that
can inform anyone from the engineer to the interior designer, The Collection reflects
this, and always has something to offer.