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Local History Centre

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Welcome to Walsall Local History Centre, the Archive Service and Local Studies Library for Walsall Council.

Opening hours

Tuesday10am – 4pm
Wednesday10am – 7pm
Thursday10am – 1pm
Saturday10am – 1pm
Sunday, Monday, Friday and Bank HolidaysClosed

PLEASE NOTE We do not provide access to archives, maps or photographs between 12pm and 2pm (Tuesday and Wednesday).


A number of our fees and charges have changed as of 1 January 2017 - please see our Local History Centre Charges page for details which supercede all previous charges information.

Current exhibition

A special exhibition celebrating the 30th anniversary of the opening of Walsall Local History Centre opened on Wednesday 23 November 2016, until further notice. Entitled Walsall Local History Centre 30, it reflects the history of the Centre, its work and specially selected archives chosen for display by staff.

New Jack Haddock Photo Book On Sale

A new book packed with historic and nostalgic Walsall rail, bus, canal and townscape photographs from the 1950s onwards has been published by the Centre. The pictures are by the late Walsall local historian and photographer Jack Haddock, and the book has been edited and designed by Stuart Williams. Entitled The Two-wheeled Time Traveller and costing £8 plus p&p, the book is the ideal gift and is on sale here now.

General information

You can download our current general information leaflet (PDF384KB) or pick up a copy from Walsall Local History Centre.

Historic images of Walsall are available to view at the Centre or on the 'A Click in Time' website (the latter showcases around a quarter of our main photo collection plus several hundred Jack Haddock images).

For news and information read our blog:

Attractions and facilities

  • 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 c1225 to the present day
  • A range of local history publications for sale
  • A free one hour session with an experienced family history researcher who will help if you are starting out on family history or have hit a brick wall
  • A chance to explore stories from the past and contribute your memories

Research service

We can carry out research on your behalf for a maximum of one hour. The charge for this is available on request. Search forms and details are available here

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Contact us

Walsall Local History Centre
Essex Street
United Kingdom

Telephone (+44) 01922 652212

Email localhistorycentre@walsall.gov.uk

This page was last updated on 04 January 2017