Wolverhampton Archives & Local Studies
Books, maps and plans, over 30,000 photographs, records of local churches, schools and other institutions, records of the city Council and its predecessors, and records of local industries, clubs and societies.
Molineux Hotel Building
Schedule & hours
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 7 pm
Saturday 10 am - 1pm
We close annually for a fortnight of stocktaking in November/December.
Directions to the archive
15 minute walk away from Wolverhampton Railway Station and a 10 minute walk from the city centre. The service has a small car park, accessible from the rear of the building along Whitmore Hill. More detailed directionsare available.
Records about the history of Wolverhampton, including Books, maps and plans, over 30,000 photographs, records of local churches, schools and other institutions, records of the city Council and its predecessors, and records of local industries, clubs and societies. Our catalouge, along with that of the three other Black County archive services, is available online.
You will need a reader's ticket in order to use our service. Wolverhampton Archives is a member of the County Archive Research Network (CARN), and we accept tickets issued by other record offices in the scheme. Tickets are available from us free of charge, but we do need to see proof of your name, address and signature.
Permitted and prohibited items
- Permitted: Laptop computers, cameras, scanners,pencils
- Prohibited:pens, phones, bags
Document ordering and delivery
You can request documents in advance, or in person on the day, via document request slips. You will be given access to one document at a time. It is advisable to book a microfilm or microfiche viewer if you wish to view church registers, census returns, newspapers, General Register Office indexes to births marriages and deaths, and electoral registers.
The City Archivist is Heidi McIntosh
There is a coffee machine and refreshments area located downstairs