Wolverhampton Archives & Local Studies

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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.

Contents

Orientation

Address

Molineux Hotel Building
Whitmore Hill
Wolverhampton
WV1 1SF

Website

www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/archives
Catalogue: www.blackcountryhistory.org

Telephone

01902 552480

Fax

01902 552481

Email

archives@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Schedule & hours

Monday CLOSED
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.

Working language(s)

English

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.

Holdings

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.

Research procedures

Access

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.

Key individuals

The City Archivist is Heidi McIntosh

Practicalities

There is a coffee machine and refreshments area located downstairs

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