Peterborough Archives Service

Peterborough Archives Service provides access to a wide range of resources that can be used to research the heritage and culture of Peterborough and the surrounding area, so people can discover more about the history of their local area, family or house.

Peterborough Archives rely on the support of a dedicated team of volunteers to help them sort and catalogue new material, to index old newspapers and to run events. If you would like to work as a volunteer in the archives, please contact them via phone or email.

If you have historical records that you would like to be preserved for future generations to see, you may be able to donate them to the Archives – contact them to discuss.

Peterborough Ltd is responsible for the service delivery of Peterborough Libraries and Archives, Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery, and Flag Fen.

Access to the Library and Archives is wheelchair-friendly.

There are no public toilets.

There is limited on-street paid parking on Park Road; the nearest car parks are Brook Street and North Street, both about a 5 minute walk from the library. There are bus stops on Broad Street outside the Tesco near Westgate, about a 2 minute walk away.

There are charges for photocopying, creating digital copies, and having a member of staff research for you. Find the costs on the Archive Charges page. Accessing the Archives is free.

Information and advice
Additional needs catered for:
Wheelchair accessible