Camden Local Studies and Archives

Whether you are tracing the history of a building, undertaking a GCSE project, discovering the history of your family or just interested in the local history of the area where you live, the Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre is the place to start. The Centre contains about 180,000 items on the history of the borough and we aim to keep anything that helps reflect life in Camden past and present.

Venue Type:

Archive, Library

Opening hours

Monday & Thursday 10.00am - 7.00pm
Tuesday & Friday 10.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 1.00pm, 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Appointments needed to use some archives. The centre is normally closed the first week in December each year.

Wednesday & Sunday CLOSED

The Centre is closed during the first week in December each year for our annual closure week.

Admission charges

Please check before visiting.

Books, periodicals, newspapers, maps, illustrations, archives and other items about the Borough past and present, and family history. Parish vestry and Council records 17th to 20th centuries, including valuation lists until 1989. Archives of local organisations and individuals, including Highgate Cemetery registers.

Collection details

Archives, Personalities, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Highgate Cemetery

Camden Local Studies and Archives
Holborn Library
32-38 Theobalds Road
Greater London




020 7974 6342


020 7974 6284

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