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.


  • contact details, opening hours and location map
  • Annual stock-taking week 2017

    Please note that for the purposes of stock-taking and essential maintenance, the centre will be closed during the week of

    Monday 9th January to Friday 13th January 2016

    We will reopen on Monday 16th January 2016

    We apologies for any inconvenience caused

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.

Chalk Farm

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