Unilever Art, Archives and Records Management
The custodians of Unilever’s history and heritage
Located in Port Sunlight, the historic home of Unilever in the UK, the Unilever Art, Archives and Records Management team look after one of the most important collections of business records in the world.
The team are responsible for the collection and management of Unilever’s archives which span several centuries – in fact, our oldest document dates from 1292.
The collections contain original documents, printed sources, images and films, for example, we hold the first advert that was ever aired on television for S. R Gibbs toothpaste.
There are minute books reporting on company board meetings, financial records, a wealth of advertising and examples of packaging, as well as architectural plans and maps of current and former Unilever sites.
Well-known brands, such as Colman’s, Wall’s, Lipton, Persil, Pears Soap, Lux, PG Tips and Marmite, all feature.
To discover more about our rich history, browse our interactive timeline.
Access our collections
Following the guidance of the UK Government and our CEO the Unilever Archive and Records Management team are working from home.
You can find out more about what Unilever is doing to support Unilever Employees and our Global Communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As well as the team our amazing collections remain safe and sound.
We continue to monitor enquiries, please contact us at email@example.com.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
If you need to access specific records, collections or information from Unilever’s history, consider the list below and follow the instructions provided.