Local History Centre
Welcome to Walsall Local History Centre, the Archive Service and Local Studies Library for Walsall Council.
- Tuesday 9.30am - 5.30pm
- Wednesday 9.30am - 7pm
- Thursday 9.30am - 5.30pm
- Saturday 9.30am - 1pm
It is now possible to download our new general information leaflet and our June-December 2013 public events leaflet in PDF format by clicking on the following links:
- Walsall local history centre leaflet (PDF 723KB)
- WLHC events leaflet June - December 2013 (PDF 2.8MB)
Both leaflets are also available in printed form from Walsall Local History Centre.
Attractions and facilities
- Free admission
- Free on site parking
- Disabled access
- Drinks facility
- Friendly, fully trained staff who can help with your family and local history inquiries
- Access to resources on family and local history ranging in date from 1225 to the present day
- A range of local history publications for sale
- Regular events
- Free introductory sessions on the Ancestry family history database and our family history resources
- An hour’s free session with an experienced family history researcher who will help if you are starting out on family history or have hit a brick wall
- Workshops and courses in family and local history
- A paid research service if you would like us to do your research for you
- A chance to explore stories from the past and contribute your memories
Two exhibitions reproducing historic photographs from the Centre's collections are currently planned for late 2013/early 2014:
Walsall Through Time Revisited 17 December 2013 - 1 February 2014.
Jack Haddock's Transport Memories 4 February 2014 - 17 April 2014.
Full details will be published once finalised.
Public Talk: Cinemas in the Black Country - Monday 6 January 2014
A talk by well-known local historian Ned Williams.
7pm for 7.30pm-9.00pm.
Admission £2.00 Booking essential, telephone 01922 721305.
All users are welcome to visit us to carry out their inquiries in person and there is no charge for access to the centre. However if you are unable to visit us we can carry out research on your behalf for half an hour or a maximum of one hour. The charge for the research service is £8 per half hour. The search forms and details are available on this website under the menu heading services, copy and research service.
Keep in touch
Simply search for Walsall Local History Centre when logged in to Facebook, then click on Like to follow us once you have found our page.
Internet users can now sign up to follow Walsall Local History Centre’s news and announcements via Twitter messages by visiting the centre’s page at twitter.com/WalsallLHCentre The centre’s Flickr page may be viewed at www.flickr.com/photos/walsallhistory.
Walsall Local History Centre
Telephone (U.K.) 01922 721305- (International) +44 1922 721305
Fax (U.K.) 01922 634954 - (International) +44 1922 634954
This page was last updated on 05 December 2013