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Find old fashioned packaging to colour in and other things to download

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Quizzes

Test your knowledge of food, shopping and Sainsbury's.

Explore a Store

Explore a Store

What did we sell in our counter service branches? Look around inside a typical Sainsbury's branch from 1900 and find out more about the things on sale.

Harry's Story

Harry's Story

Welcome to Harry Webb's story. This on-line audio book describes through pictures a typical day in the life of a delivery boy working for Sainsbury's in 1912.

Take One Ingredient

Take One Ingredient

Over the course of the last two years the Archive have been working on a joint outreach project concentrating on food, health and wellbeing with our partners Interference Art and Portland Basin Museum, supported by the Linbury Trust. Read about the project here.

Archive Talk: The History of Sainsbury's

Archive Talk: The History of Sainsbury's

Listen to Archivist, Allison Foster, give a presentation about the history of Sainsbury's, from 1869 to now.

Archive Talk: The History of Tea at Sainsburys

Archive Talk: The History of Tea at Sainsburys

Listen to Archivist, Allison Foster, talk about the changes to tea retail over the last century

Archive Talk: Family History in the Sainsbury Archive

Archive Talk: Family History in the Sainsbury Archive

Listen to Archivist, Allison Foster, give an introduction to family history in our collection, including what material we hold and where to start a search.

Archive Talk: Christmas at Sainsbury's

Archive Talk: Christmas at Sainsbury's

Listen to Archivist, Allison Foster, talk you through the history of Christmas shopping trends

Archive Talk: The History of Packaging

Archive Talk: The History of Packaging

Listen to Archivist, Allison Foster, give a presentation about the history of packaging at Sainsbury's.

Archive Talk: The History of Advertising

Archive Talk: The History of Advertising

Listen to Archivist, Allison Foster, give a presentation about the history of advertising at Sainsbury's.

Archive Talk: The History of Art at Sainsbury's

Archive Talk: The History of Art at Sainsbury's

Listen to Archivist, Allison Foster, give a talk about the public art that has adorned branches of Sainsbury.

Archive Talk: The History of Homebase

Archive Talk: The History of Homebase

Listen to Archivist, Allison Foster, give a talk about the time that Sainsbury's used to own DIY chain, Homebase.

'Food Glorious Food!' at Portland Basin Museum

'Food Glorious Food!' at Portland Basin Museum

In 2021 the Sainsbury Archive worked with Michelle Hill, Curator from the Portland Basin Museum, Tameside, as part of the larger outreach project ‘Take One Ingredient’. In this guest blog Michelle talks through the different themes of the exhibition.

Food for Talk

Food for Talk

Films created by interference-art to get people talking about food memories

Our Sainsbury's Stories

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.