Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre

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Our collections include the records of the London Borough of Bexley and its predecessors, schools, churches, estates, people, businesses and societies. We have newspapers from 1873 to the present; unique photographs, postcards and illustrations; books and journals on all aspects of Bexley, Kent and London; pamphlets; posters; oral histories; local maps and plans, from around the 18th Century to present; census records; street and trade directories and south east London telephone directories from 1940 onwards.

Staff are always ready to help you use the resources and the Centre also produces a range of local history information sheets and research guides to help you with your studies. We also offer a research service for those unable to visit the Centre and a range of services to schools. For information on what we hold please consult either the archive catalogue or for details of our book, pamphlet and journal collections as well as the local newspaper index the Bex-L

Venue Type:

Archive, Library

Opening hours

We are normally open 6 days a week.

Monday 9.30am - 5.30pm
Tuesday 9.30am - 5.30pm
Wednesday 9.30am - 5.30pm
Thursday 9.30am - 8.00pm
Friday 9.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday 9.30am - 5.00pm

You might wish to telephone in advance to check that we have the material or to book a microfiche/film reader/printer.

Admission charges


Collection details

Archives, Social History

Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre
Townley Road




020 8303 7872

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.