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Welcome to the Wallpaper History Society’s website

Founded in 1986, the Wallpaper History Society provides a unique forum for wallcoverings professionals and enthusiasts.

The Society, which is a registered charity, celebrates the history, design, social relevance and conservation of historic and contemporary wallcoverings and promotes both their study and that of the many trades and professions associated with them. If you are interested in wallcoverings – paper or otherwise – and their contribution to our economic and cultural lives, this is the Society for you!

We are sorry that it hasn’t been possible to have our usual range of events during the last year, and hope that we will be able to arrange some in the not-too-distant future, including planned zoom talks on wallpaper.





We are still offering a bumper deal on selected back-copies of The Review, the journal of the Wallpaper History Society. Normally selling at £12.50 each, we are offering packs of 4 at a reduced rate and at varying prices according to the date of the journals.

To find out more, email for year and price options.

We are often asked for advice on wallpaper discoveries during house renovations. Being a charity run by volunteers we are also often asked how our expertise can be repaid, and of course, becoming a member of the Society is one option Join Us | The Wallpaper History Society but if you wish to give a donation, you can now do so via PayPal – simply use the button below:


Current Members

Already a WHS member and wondering why you haven’t heard from us?

Whilst we make every effort to contact all members, if you have changed your contact details and forgotten to tell us we will not be able to keep in touch. It is very important to keep us up-to-date, especially with your email address, as this is our primary method of communication.

Please contact us via this site's contact page to check whether we have your up-to-date details or to let us know of any changes in these, and to make sure you hear about our events and activities.


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