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The Archive

The GUINNESS® Archive was formally established in 1998 when the Company employed its first professional archivist to curate the Company's history. The Archive is open by appointment Monday - Friday, 9.30am-5.00pm.

The Guinness Archive collects, preserves and makes accessible records and artefacts from the formation of the Company in 1759 to the present day. The Archive is a treasure chest of Guinness history, used by Guinness marketing communities around the world, economic and brewing historians, collectors, family history researchers and anyone with an interest in the Guinness Company and brand.

Contact the Archivist

If you have an enquiry in relation to the History of GUINNESS® please complete the form below. The Archive is open by appointment Monday - Friday, 9.30am-5.00pm.