Bromyard Local History Centre
5 Sherford Street
The Local History Centre is the headquarters of the Bromyard and District Local History Society. It is run entirely by volunteers and receives no regular local authority financial support.
The ground floor comprises a reception area and a well stocked Shop selling local books, maps, postcards and many other items. Adjacent is a spacious Exhibition Room with a changing series of displays of local interest throughout the year. These include an interactive computer display of local photographs, and visitors may order copies of these to take away.
There are no charges for looking round the exhibits. However the Society is entirely dependent on your generosity to operate the Local History Centre. The running costs are considerable and donations are most welcome. The only charges in the Research Room are for additional services such as copies of photographs and documents, use of the Internet and research undertaken for you by Society members.
The Society is well known for its fine collection of old photographs of Bromyard and surrounding villages, illustrating what life was like in bygone years. This collection has been gradually built up and added to ever since the foundation of the Society in 1966. It is unusual in that the catalogue index contains a very large number of personal names making it a particularly fine source of material for family historians. It consists of a large number of documents, books, maps and newspapers. There is also an important collection of photographs.
Our purpose built archive Archive on the first floor is home to our large collection of local records.
The Research Room provides a pleasant environment for both the casual enquirer and the serious student of family and local history.
The building has a passenger lift to the first floor and is fully accessible to disabled visitors.
Thursday & Friday 10am - 1pm & 2pm - 4.30pm
Saturday 10am - 12.30pm
Admission free - donations welcome