Dudley Archives and Local History Service

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Dudley Archives and Local History Service is housed in a state of the art, purpose built Archive Centre and has an active Friends organisation.

Venue Type:


Opening hours

Tuesday 9.00am-5.00pm
Wednseday 9.00am-5.00pm
Thursday 9.30am-7.00pm
Friday 9.00am-5.00pm
Saturday 9.00am-5.00pm
Please book a seat in advance of a visit

Admission charges


Additional info

The material which we hold is only available for consultation in our search room. It cannot be borrowed.

It is essential to book in advance of your visit. Tel: 01384 812770

We operate a CARN reader's ticket system. Everyone wishing to use the Archives and Local History Service is required to register on their first visit. To register, you should bring 2 forms of official identification, one of which must give your current address (e.g. driving licence, benefit book or utility bill) and the other needs to have either a signature or photograph (e.g. credit card, passport or travel pass).

Our aim is to acquire, preserve and make available for public research any and all material relating to the present Dudley Metropolitan Borough area. This includes both manuscripts, such as parish records, council minutes and files, title deeds and maps, and also printed material, in the form of books, pamphlets, posters and newspapers, and audio visual material. this material spans dates from the 12th century to the present day, covering the whole range of local history and local study topics.

Collection details


Dudley Archives and Local History Service
Dudley Archives and Local History Centre
Tipton Road
West Midlands County





01384 812770


01384 812770

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