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Local Studies and Archives

Bexley Local Studies and Archives Centre

Bexley Libraries - National Lockdown

The Bexley Local Studies and Archives Centre will be closed from Thursday 5 November, due to new national restrictions that are being introduced to control the spread of Covid-19.  The Centre will remain closed until at least 2 December when the restrictions are currently scheduled to end.

Enquiries can be made by emailing 

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.