In response to the coronavirus crisis, Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre is currently operating a reduced service.


The Centre cannot currently be accessed without prior appointment.

However, if you wish to consult the archives you can do so by prior appointment.

Kindly note that appointments are for two hours only and that spaces available are limited.

We also continue to answer telephone and written enquiries and are able to undertake reasonable research on behalf of customers.

Should you wish to make an appointment – or if you have an enquiry -  email localstudies@camden.gov.uk or telephone 020 7974 6342 or 020 7974 3860.

We continue to give and host live online talks and to offer recorded presentations and other resources here.

We will continue to review government advice and will update residents if further changes need to be made

Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre – Fortnight Closure in January

Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre will be closed during the fortnight beginning Monday 10 January 2022. This is to enable essential behind the scenes work to be undertaken.

No visits to the Centre will be possible during that period. However, we will be responding to written and telephone enquiries as usual.

Our email address is:  localstudies@camden.gov.uk Our telephone number is: 020 7974  6342 or 020 7874 3860.

We will also be running one of our online local history talks during the period – on Tuesday 18 January at 6pm. (Details of this will appear in the Live Events section of our web page nearer the time). We will be open again for appointments from Monday 24 January.

The Centre

Containing over 200,000 items on the history of the borough, the Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre can help you discover the history of your family, the area you live in, local buildings, and more.

Contact the Local Studies and Archives Centre

Our Catalogue

Search the catalogue of our collections

Oil paintings online

You can view our oil paintings collection online.