Memories and Mementos

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Alexandra Palace has been undergoing its biggest restoration in 30 years, bringing the Theatre and East Court back to life. As part of our commitment to preserve our heritage, we’ve been building our archive which contains thousands of photographs, postcards, posters, tickets, documents, objects and even chunks of the building that record the history of the site.

Now we want your help to expand this amazing resource. We partnered with Google Arts & Culture to digitise our archive and make it accessible online. Bring your mementos and memories to The Great Fête and we will digitise them to capture the many fascinating Alexandra Palace stories that are out there waiting to be uncovered.

Browse our archive

See star items in our archive on Google Arts & Culture, from psychedelic posters to images of life at the Palace during both World Wars.

Watch how we restored the East Wing

Now that the work is almost complete, watch our video documenting the painstaking and fascinating restoration process.

Lost & Found

See artefacts recovered during the Theatre construction project, from powerful objects like a WWI newspaper and Tetanus medication to recognisable debris like discarded sweet wrappers.

The home of TV

Alexandra Palace Television Group will be giving a demonstration of a rare working vintage television from 1936, the year the BBC service launched from studios at Alexandra Palace.