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Local history

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 over 200,000 items on the history of the borough and we aim to keep anything that helps reflect life in Camden past and present.

Online catalogue


Important Notice: Service to the Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre will be restricted to telephone and email enquiries only on the week from the 5th - 11th January 2015. Visits by prior appointment will be available on Friday 9th.

What's on?

Historic photos of Camden

Oil paintings online

All the oil paintings in Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre's collection are now available to: view online

Your Paintings is a project aiming to create a complete online catalogue of every oil painting in the national collection.


Send us your images

Grab a bargain

King's Cross: a tour in time is back in print by public demand and still at the original price of £5.99