The Sainsbury Archive is the online home for the heart of our heritage, representing the past, present and helping to shape the story of our future. It tells the Sainsbury's story, allowing users to engage and interact with digitised pieces of our history.
The Sainsbury Archive is an independent charity and has been held at the Museum of London, Docklands since 2005. Visit the Archive to see materials in the collection and to carry out research at the Sainsbury Study Centre.
Highlighting the story, and showcasing examples, of the Sainsbury Design Studio under Peter Dixon, 1962-1977
Women at Work
During the 19th century, shop keeping was generally regarded as an unsuitable job for women, not least because of the long working hours and heavy lifting it entailed. However, it was both common and acceptable for female family members to work in smaller shops.
A 24 hour look at Sainsbury's in 1963
As the days get shorter and colder we highlight some of the soup recipes in the collection.
Search for your local branch on our map of shops, past and present.Begin journey
Learning & Activities
Find old fashioned packaging to colour in and other things to download
Food for Talk
A set of small films aimed at getting people talking about food memories
This on-line audio book describes through pictures a typical day in the life of a delivery boy working for Sainsbury's in 1912.
Our Sainsbury's Stories
In memory of Dino Adriano’s commitment to veteran Sainsbury’s staff, in collaboration with the Sainsbury Archive, interference-art were commissioned to produce a learning project that records and shares veterans’ stories, and prompts others to participate with the Archive website.
Add to the archive by sharing your memories of shopping or working at a Sainsbury's branch.Explore memories