HAT is widely acknowledged as the ‘memory bank’ of UK brands & advertising industry expertise.

Our mission is to safeguard the UK advertising industry’s heritage and make it accessible to all for study and inspiration. By capturing industry knowledge and experience today, HAT ensures continued relevance with tomorrow’s brand leaders and advertising practitioners.


HAT can actively support teaching and learning programmes with its range of unique resources developed by learning and industry professionals and which are continually updated. For further information please call 01508 548623.



Learning resources

Our resources will enable you to deliver engaging, relevant and meaningful content to students and save valuable time in research and development of lesson plans.


Group and study visits

HAT provides a vast and unique study resource that is available to all. HAT also welcomes and encourages individual teachers and students who may wish to arrange a free study visit, by appointment, to access and study the archive and library collections.
We greatly welcome group visits to the History of Advertising Trust where we offer a tailored interest, behind the scenes, archive tour with our knowledgeable archive staff in addition to an illustrated talk.



Experienced and knowledgeable research staff can undertake commissioned research on specific subjects for teachers and students who are unable to visit HAT in person. HAT’s online galleries are also available for browsing for ideas and inspiration.


Contact Us

If you cannot find what you are looking for, or need further information about a specific subject, please contact us and we will do our best to help you.


Tel: 01508 548623


Email: enquiries@hatads.org.uk

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