Plan your visit

Plan your visit

The Archives Service will be operating on a self-service only basis on Friday 27th September, Monday 7th October and Tuesday 8th October.  It will not be possible to book appointments for these days.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

To find out what you can come and use and for some advice on how to start your research, visit our local history and family history pages.

If you know what you want to research, try searching for it on our online catalogue. Currently this contains over 4,500 catalogue entries covering many aspects of Peterborough’s history.

We recommend that you contact us and make an appointment prior to visiting to ensure we are able to assist you and have capacity that day. You can call us on 01733 864160 or email archives.services@vivacity.org

We are based in Central Library, click here for more information on our location though note our opening times (below, right) differ from the wider library's.

Peterborough Archives Service, Central Library, Broadway, Peterborough, PE1 1RX.

The nearest car parks are on Brook Street, PE1 1TU and Market multi-storey, PE1 1AY

The Archives Service will be operating on a self-service only basis on Friday 27th September, Monday 7th October and Tuesday 8th October.  It will not be possible to book appointments on these days.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

 MONDAY 10.00-13.00; (By appointment only: 14.00-17.00)
 TUESDAY 10.00-13.00; (By appointment only: 14.00-17.00)
 WEDNESDAY  14.00-17.00
 THURSDAY  CLOSED
 FRIDAY 10.00-13.00; (By appointment only: 14.00-17.00)
 SATURDAY CLOSED* 
*  On Saturdays, appointment only slots and 13.00-14.00 Monday, Tuesday and Friday access is allowed to self service local studies material when the main library is staffed.