Welcome to Unilever’s Online Archive Catalogue

Unilever Archives holds one of the most important collections of business records in the world. Unilever is a business founded on a sense of purpose, and our unique heritage still shapes the way we do business today. To find out more about Unilever and our vision and values, please visit www.unilever.com.

You can use the online catalogue to search the collections.

We have a search room and library in our offices at Port Sunlight that can be used for research. If you are a researcher thinking about coming to the Archives for a research project, please visit: Unilever Archives Online for information about access and availability. Visits to the Archive are by appointment only between 10am-4pm on weekdays and are dependent on staff being available on site to assist.

Not all of our collections are available on our online catalogue yet, access is only permitted to open and catalogued records subject to Unilever’s closure periods.

For the safety and wellbeing of visitors and staff in response to the ongoing pandemic, we’ve taken the decision to close the Unilever Art, Archive and Records Management searchroom and library in Port Sunlight until further notice.

You can find out more about what Unilever is doing to support Unilever Employees and our Global Communities during the COVID-19 pandemic here.

We are currently not able to say when we will re-open however we continue to monitor the situation closely. Any updates to our services will be posted on this page.


Staff of Unilever Art, Archives and Records Management remain working mostly from home but still welcome your enquiries. Please be aware that as we are unable to access the collections as normal there may be a delay in our response.


We are not accepting any Research Visit Requests at this time. Researchers may continue to submit their enquiries to us via email, but are advised that access to our collections is currently limited.

Highlights of the collection