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Archives[edit | edit source]

Barnet Local Studies Centre[edit | edit source]

Barnet Local Studies Centre
The Burroughs
Hendon
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 We have a unique collection of historical documents dating from 1600 and a range of records in different formats, such as photographs, maps, archives, newspapers and publications representing people, places and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.

City of Westminster Archives Centre[edit | edit source]

City of Westminster Archives Centre
10 St Ann's Street
London, England SW1P 2DE UK
Telephone: 020 76415180
Email: archives@westminster.gov.uk
Website: City of Westminster Archives Centre

At our Archives, view books, directories, maps, newspapers, images, local government records, electoral and parish registers, census returns and more relating to family, local and business history.

London Metropolitan Archives[edit | edit source]

London Metropolitan Archives
40 Northampton Road
City of London EC1R 0HB UK
Telephone: 020 7332 3820
E-mail: ask.lma@cityoflondon.gov.uk
Website: London Metropolitan Archives

We are home to an amazing range of documents, images, maps, films and books about London. London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) is free to use and open to everyone. Whether you're tracing your family history or researching the history of your neighbourhood, if you're interested in London or Londoners, LMA is the place to visit!

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Middlesex Library London[edit | edit source]

Middlesex Library London
Middlesex University Hendon campus
The Burroughs
London, England NW4 4BT
Telephone: 020 8411 5000 (main switchboard)
Email: info@mdx.ac
Website: Middlesex Library London

Middlesex provides extensive, flexible library services that can be accessed on-campus, or wherever you are in the world. The Sheppard Library houses an enormous collection of hard copy resources, and the vast majority of our 30,000 full text journals are available online.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Ragged School Museum[edit | edit source]

Ragged School Museum
46-50 Copperfield Road
London E3 4RR UK
Telephone: 20 8980 6405
Email: pauline@raggedschoolmuseum.org.uk
Website: Ragged School Museum

The Ragged School Museum is housed in a group of three canalside buildings which once formed the largest “ragged” or free school in London. The museum was founded to make the history of the Ragged Schools and the broader social history of the Victorian East End accessible to all. Within the original buildings, an authentic Victorian Classroom has been set up where each year some 16,000 children experience a school lesson as it would have been taught more than 100 years ago.
We have also recreated a Victorian East End Kitchen from the 1900s, demonstrating what life would have been like in a simple, one-room home with no electricity or running water. The museum has several gallery areas, a reconstructed Victorian Classroom and a Victorian East End Kitchen displaying its own collection of historical objects, all designed for hands-on inspection. This is a museum where you can sit at the school desks, use the tin bath and experience what life was like for the Victorian poor of the East End of London.