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The University of Sheffield
National Fairground Archive Image Database

Welcome to the image database of the National Fairground Archive!

The National Fairground Archive (NFA) is part of the University of Sheffield Library Special Collections.

This online image database contains 1000 photographic images selected from the full database situated at the NFA at the University Library in Sheffield.

Waltzer fairground ride
Scarborough fair

Go straight to our search page to search for images by region, county or place, content, type of ride, owner and date, or browse our site to find out more about the National Fairground Archive and the images we have online.

The digitisation of material has been funded through the Heritage Lotteries Fund, with further digitisation and the creation of this web portal funded by The Pilgrim Trust.