How to use the website

If you are having any difficulty using our site please read this page first - it may well answer your query. 


A cookie is a small text file that your web browser stores on your computer; it can track your movements around a website.

Our website uses two different types of cookie:

  1. A temporary 'session cookie' which remembers that you've logged in. This is classed as strictly necessary to the operation of our site, so you can't opt out of it. You can disable it by changing your browser settings not to accept it, but this means that some parts of the site won't work, including the login process itself.
  2. An analytics cookie which measures how you use the website, without identifying you personally, so we can make sure it meets your needs.

The procedure for enabling cookies varies depending on the browser you're using and your operating system. There are various online sources of information about this, including the BBC website.

General information about our site

Our site is optimised to work with a wide range of recent web browsers. Some pages may not display properly in older browsers, but we have tried to minimise any such problems. 

Members-only content

Some of our content is restricted to Coopers members, and many of our downloadable resources are restricted to specific groups of users, eg reps, members of particular committees. You need to log in to make sure you get access to the full range of content that's available to you.

Most popular pages to visit

Here are the most popular pages on our site:

News and Events (you will also find regular news and informative updates on our Twitter feed)
Hire the Hall
Coopers Merchandise
Freedom Information
Applications for Charitable Assistance





Ian Luder

Master - Roy Campbell

The Worshipful Company of Coopers is one of the oldest in the City of London. In modern times it has evolved into the trustee of six principal charities and a social and charitable enterprise that retains an identity focused on the ancient craft of cask making.

We welcome members to enjoy a fellowship around our shared values and an interest in the history, culture and charitable endeavours that our company has pursued for the last 500 or so years.

We do hope you enjoy learning more about the Coopers’ Company, so please look around our website to find out who we are, what we do and how you can become part of it, should you wish to do so. 


Thinking of Joining?

We welcome those from within and outside of the industry.




Family History


If you want to find out more about your relatives connected with the Freedom of the City, or simply learn more about your past, contact the

London Metropolitan Archives

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