Archives and local history

The Archives & Local Studies service collects, preserves and makes available documents and publications. These cover 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.

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.

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances we will be unable to reopen the Archives and Local Studies searchroom from the 19th May.

We will still be operating the distance enquiry and paid research services, although all payments will need to be made online. Thank you for your patience during this time.

Opening times

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

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