Local Studies Collection

Old Town Hall
Whittaker Avenue
Richmond
TW9 1TP

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Contact

Email: localstudies@richmond.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 8734 3309

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Know Your Place

Welcome to the second year of Know Your Place - a month long festival celebrating the wonderfully rich and varied history of Richmond upon Thames.

Our programme comprises a huge range of events throughout the borough and has something for everyone.

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Calling all explorers!

Starting in August and running until the end of September the Know Your Place treasure trail is a great way to explore the borough’s history.

We want explorers of all ages to take part in this huge borough wide adventure.

Find out more about the KYPcache

Online catalogue

With our new online catalogue you can search thousands of records from the archives of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, covering Barnes, East Sheen, Ham, Hampton, Hampton Hill, Hampton Wick, Kew, Mortlake, Petersham, Richmond, Teddington, Twickenham and Whitton.

Cataloguing work is ongoing, and we are regularly updating the database. If you cannot find what you are looking for you can contact us.

The catalogue includes a large collection of building plans which have been catalogued and scanned with funding provided by HLF.

Online Resources

The Local Studies team publishes some of its local history notes about people and places in the borough online. There is also a set of illustrated timelines.

Amongst our online reference services, Richmond Libraries also has a subscription to Ancestry Library Edition, the leading family history website. Please note that this can only be used on library premises.

Education resources

From our Local Studies Collection, take a walk down Hill Street, a study of Victorian Richmond upon Thames.

History in action

We are a partner in the ThamesPilot project, which provides historic material from the archives and museums along the River Thames.

Online burial search

The Cemetery Office has an online search facility for its cemeteries' burial records. More information is on the genealogy and family history page.

Updated: 31 July 2014