Hertfordshire Archives and Libraries

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Archives[edit | edit source]

Barnet Local Studies Centre[edit | edit source]

Barnet Local Studies Centre
The Burroughs
London NW4 4BQ UK
Telephone: 020 8359 3960
Email: library.archives@barnet.gov.uk
Website: Barnet Local Studies Centre

Do you want to know more about the history of the London Borough of Barnet or trace your family history? We have a unique collection of historical documents dating from 1600 and a range of records in different formats, such as photographs, maps, archives, newspapers and publications representing people, places and buildings.

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies[edit | edit source]

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
County Hall
Pegs Ln
Hertford, Hertfordshire SG13 8EJ UK
Telephone: 300 123 4049
Email: contact@hertfordshire.gov.uk
Website: Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies (HALS) houses the former Hertfordshire Record Office and the former Hertfordshire Local Studies Library. It collects and preserves archives, other historical documents and printed material relating to the county of Hertfordshire and the Diocese of St Albans from the 11th to the 21st century. HALS is located in Hertford, in the Register Office Block adjacent to County Hall.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Hertfordshire Libraries and Archives[edit | edit source]

Hertfordshire Libraries and Archives
Telephone: 0300 123 4040
Website: Hertfordshire Libraries and Archives.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Hertford Museums[edit | edit source]

Barnet Museum
31 Wood Street
Barnet, Hertfordshire EN5 4BE UK
Telephone: 020 8440 8066
E-mail: enquiries@barnetmuseum.co.uk
Website: Barnet Museum
Website #2: Barnet Museum

The Museum focuses on Chipping Barnet, East Barnet, New Barnet, Hadley, and the surrounding districts. The Museum opened in March 1938 to house and make available to the public the growing collection of the Barnet Record Society (now Barnet Museum & Local History Society) which had been founded in 1927 to record and preserve Barnet’s history.

Hertford Museum
18 Bull Plain
Hertford, Hertfordshire SG14 1DT UK
Telephone: 1992 582686
E-mail: hertfordmuseum@​btconnect.​com
Website: Hertford Museum

Hertford Museum aims to collect, preserve and interpret evidence of the history of the county town and surrounding parishes in the district of East Hertfordshire for the interest, enjoyment and understanding of the local community and other visitors.

For a long list of Hertfordshire museums, go to List of museums in Hertfordshire in Wikipedia.