Peterborough Archives Service (incorporating Local Studies) provides access to a wide range of resources that can be used to research the heritage and culture of Peterborough and the surrounding area.
Our extensive collections, dating from the medieval period to the present, include original historical documents, maps, drawings, photographs, newspapers and books, as well as film and sound recordings. Our mission is to preserve these records and make them available to anyone who wishes to discover more about the history of their local area, family or house.
We promote lifelong learning and education through talks and workshops, and offer tours and exhibitions to showcase our activities and collections. Access to the archives is free, although we make moderate charges for photocopying, scanning and some research requests. Staff are on hand to help you find the information you need.