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Local Studies and Archives

Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre

Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre closure

The Local Studies and Archive Centre will remain closed for general access until further notice.

Centre staff have been redeployed to assist with the Council's response to COVID-19, but are still available to assist with email enquiries. Please note that there may a delay in responding to enquiries.

Find out more on our COVID-19 Updates page.

Local Studies and Archives

Bexley Local Studies and Archives Centre is located on the first floor at Central Library in Bexleyheath and holds the archival material for the borough of Bexley. Visit the centre to research the history of your family, house, street, district, famous Bexley people, landmarks and events, or for help if you are working on a school or college project.  

        Local Studies and Archives              Bexley Archives Online Catalogue

Bexley Local Studies Centre Catalogue        Bexley Online Image Files

                    Digital Maps                                      Bexley Walks App

               Local History Articles              Ancestry for Bexley Library Members

Bexley Libraries proudly presents...Odd Odes and Short Stories from the Shed

Enjoy three short YouTube videos with three verses from Victorian era Bexley.

An ode to a cucumber

The ballad of Foots Cray Cricket Club

Saga of Fireman Smeed

Bexley Libraries Presents! Short stories from the shed. Mr C holding a book infront of a shed

My Account

Bexley Archives and Local Studies are on Facebook and Twitter.