Archives and local history

  1. Archives and local history (You are here)
  2. Online catalogue
  3. Archive collections
  4. Collecting material
  5. Research services
  6. Where to find us

The Archives and Local Studies service collects, preserves and makes available documents and publications covering all aspects of life in the borough from the earliest times to the present day.

We operate a full enquiry service and are once again in a position to consider donations to the collections.

An appointment is not always necessary but it is recommended. A large percentage of our original documents are now held off site and need to be ordered in advance.

Opening times

  • Monday and Tuesday - Closed
  • Wednesday to Friday - 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday - 10am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm
  • Sunday - Closed
  • Bank holidays - Closed

Christmas and New Year opening hours

The Museum building will be closed from 5pm on Saturday 23rd December and re-open on Saturday 30th December, it will then be closed until Tuesday 2nd January.

Archives and Local Studies will close at 5pm on Saturday 23rd December and re-open at 10am on Wednesday 10th January. This extended closure of Archives includes the annual closure week where staff work on collections to make them accessible to the public.

Make an enquiry

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Call us on 01709 336632

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