Local studies & archives

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

Due to technical issues our online catalogue is currently unavailable. We hope to have it accessible again as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre annual stock-taking fortnight 2018

Please note that for the purposes of stock-taking and essential maintenance, the centre will be offering a restricted service during the following period:

Monday 8 January to Saturday 20 January 2018

We will be answering telephone and written enquires as usual but
will only be open for researchers– by prior appointment – on Friday 12 January and Friday 19 January.

We will be open again as normal on Monday 22 January 2018

What's on?

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.

Chalk Farm

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