Heritage Centre

We’re so proud of the Partnership’s history that in 2013 we opened our own archive called the Heritage Centre, alongside our online Memory Stores for John Lewis Partnership, John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners.

 

Partners and the public can view photos, business documents, objects such as the only surviving piece from the bombing of the John Lewis Oxford Street store during the Second World War, and back issues of the UK’s longest-standing internal magazine – the Gazette – which celebrated its centenary in 2018. A vast 30,000 piece textile collection dating back to 1799 is also on display.

The collection is regularly used today for inspiration and as a design resource for our in-house creative teams and we constantly collect records of future historic importance for our archive. If you have any records or treasures that relate to the John Lewis Partnership then please get in touch as we welcome donations.

The Heritage Centre is open to Partners and the public on Saturdays 10am - 4pm. Visitors can park in The Grove car park, Odney Lane, with the centre located at the end of Odney Lane, over the bridge in Grove Farm field.

As we are a commercial resource for the Partnership we are sometimes able to offer visits or tours which have been pre-booked. If you are interested in visiting the Centre, either as an academic or as the organiser of a group it may be possible to organise a private visit by contacting the Centre directly.

John Lewis Partnership Heritage Centre
Grove Farm
Odney Lane
Cookham
Maidenhead
SL6 9SR

01628 536113
heritage.centre@johnlewis.co.uk