Hillingdon Local Studies, Archives and Museum Service

Hillingdon Local Studies, Archives and Museum Service
Central Library
14-16 High Street
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Greater London
UB8 1HD
England

Website

Our general website

www.hillingdon.gov.uk/history

Our catalogue

www.heritagebuildsbridges.org.uk

E-mail

archives@hillingdon.gov.uk

Telephone

01895 250 702

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.
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Hillingdon Local Studies, Archives and Museum Service exists to:
take care of the Borough's collections of historic material,
help local people find out about their heritage,
promote responsible care for all historic items, old and new,
and work for the establishment of a Borough Museum in Hillingdon.

The Service is Hillingdon's museum and records service. The Heritage collections relate to the natural and human history of the Hillingdon area. They cover the disciplines below.

Museum: The museum collection includes topographical prints, archaeology as well as local and social history items.

The museum collection is currently in store, but temporary exhibitions are regularly organised in our display area in the Central Library in Uxbridge and other venues.

Local Studies And Archive: Material in this part of the collection includes books, pamphlets, periodicals, newspapers, maps, deeds, manuscripts, leaflets and microfilms.

The main collection is based at the Local studies Library on Level 6 at the Central Library, Uxbridge and specialist staff are available during the opening hours of this room. Anyone wishing to consult any archival material is advised to make an appointment in advance.

Staff offer support for work in schools in a variety of ways.

Other activities include workshops for children, families and adults of all ages, development of resources and teaching materials. We also have a collection of artefacts and other materials which are used for handling.

The services that we offer include talks, identification of objects (we are not able to do valuations), help with exhibition work for groups and individuals, advice on the care and conservation of objects, documents and pictures.

We have a large collection of historic photographs showing locations across the borough.

Venue Type:

Museum, Library, Archive

Opening hours

Mon - Thurs 09.30-20.00
Fri - Sat 09.30-17.30
Sun 11.00-17.00

Closed: Bank holidays

Admission charges

None

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Weapons and War, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
National Filling Factory Hayes

Home Fires and Foreign Fields

  • 4 August — 29 December 2014 *on now

Exhibition telling the stories of people and places in Hillingdon and how they were affected by the First World War. Many of the items on display have been lent by local people.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

none

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Army recruits, Uxbridge, 1914

Home Fires and Foreign Fields creative writing and art competition

  • 10 August — 31 December 2014 *on now

We are looking for creative writing and art inspired by the exhibition Home Fires and Foreign Fields, at Uxbridge Library until the end of December 2014.
Open to young people and adults, to be inspired by any of the themes shown in the exhibition Home Fires and Foreign Fields. The art work can be in any medium, providing it can be brought to the library. The creative writing can be a poem or short story, up to 1000 words maximum.
Age groups are Key Stage 2, KS3, KS4, Sixth form and adult.
Closing date 31 December 2014.
Winners will be announced in February 2015. Winning entries will be displayed in the library during 2015.

Please email archives@hillingdon.gov.uk for an entry form

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+
Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Industry and Empire

http://www.heritagebuildsbridges.org.uk/Schools/Industry/index.htm

An online resource using original sources from the collections of the Hillingdon Local Studies, Archives and Museum Service, Brunel University and the British and Foreign School Society to show different aspects ofthe growth of trade, industry and the Empire in the nineteenth century.

Creator

  • Heritage Builds Bridge project team

Publisher

  • Heritage Builds Bridges Project (a partnership between the Hillingdon Local Studies, Aarchives and Museum Service, Brunel University and the British and Foreign School society)

How to obtain

Free.

Victorian Childhood

http://www.heritagebuildsbridges.org.uk/Schools/index.htm

A classroom resource about Victorian education seen through the eyes of "Martha", a young girl. Usin orginal sources from the collections of the Hillingdon Local Studies, Archives and Museum and the British and Foreign School Society

Creator

  • Heritage Builds Bridges project team

Publisher

  • Heritage Builds Bridge Project (a partnership between Hillingdon Local Studies, Archives and Museums, Brunel University and the British and Foreign School Society)

How to obtain

Free.

World War II

http://www.heritagebuildsbridges.org.uk/Schools/WW2/index.htm

An online resource using original archives and museum objects from the collections of the Heritage Builds Bridges partners. Includes information and activity pages, worksheets and teachers resources on the Home Front, Air Raids, Total War and Human Rights for KS1/2 and KS3. Much is based on local reminiscences.

Creator

  • Heritage Builds Bridges Partners

Publisher

  • Heritage Builds Bridges (a partnership between the Hillingdon Local Studies, Archives and Museum Service, Brunel University and the British and Foreign School Society

How to obtain

Free.

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