MoDA holds one of the country's finest collections of mass market wallpaper dating from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century.

selection of wallpaper

Some are part of the Silver Studio Collection, while others originated from Crown Wallpapers. We also have a small selection of wallpapers by well-known designers such as Edward Bawden, John Aldridge, Lucienne Day and others.

Explore our collection below, and have a look at the short online reading list on the history of wallpaper that we have put together.

selection of wallpapers from the collection

View a selection of wallpapers in our collection

Crown Wallpapers

Crown Wallcoverings generously donated a substantial part of their wallpaper collection consisting of 5,000 wallpaper samples and pattern books from the early 1950s to the late 1960s. This collection includes wallpaper pattern books by Shand Kydd, John Line & Sons, Potters of Darwen, and Lightbown & Aspinall, including some of the Palladio range


unicorn design palladio wallpaper

Palladio Wallpapers – Find out more about some of MoDA’s exciting post-war wallpapers