The Centre opening hours

The Centre for Heritage and Family History offers you

the best local facility for researching family history;

the best local forum for researchers to meet, and share ideas and experiences on research practices and developments; and

a lively and illuminating programme of events, open to all, designed to inform and entertain you, and other family and local historians. Learn more about these


Connecting people, ancestors, history and heritage 

FREE to use the Research Zone   

Findmypast, The 1939 Register, The Genealogist, The British Newspaper Archive and the worldwide edition of Ancestry — ALL FREE FOR YOU TO USE

Society volunteers on hand to give help and advice if needed.


The Centre is normally open on:

Monday from 10.30 to 16.00

Tuesday from 10.30 to 16.00 and from 18.45 to 21.00

Please note: No Tuesday evening sessions on 13th, 20th and 27th November, nor on 4th December. December's Natter Session is on 11th December.

Saturday from 10.30 to 14.30

and the last Thursday each month from 10.30 to 16.00

The phone — 0118 950 9553 — is manned at these times

Very rarely, volunteer availability may prevent opening on a particular day as planned.

Page revised 31st October 2018

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