Lancashire Archives and Libraries

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Record Offices

Greater Manchester County Record Office

Greater Manchester County Record Office (with Manchester Archives)
56 Marshall Street
New Cross
Manchester, Lancashire M4 5FU UK
Telephone: 0161 832 5284
Fax: 0161 839 3808
Email: archiveslocalstudies@manchester.gov.uk
Website: Archives and Local Histories

Lancashire Record Office

Lancashire Record Office (now known as the Lancashire Archives)
Lancashire County Council
PO Box 78 County Hall
Fishergate
Preston, Lancashire PR1 8XJ UK
Telephone: 0300 123 6701
Email: enquiries@lancashire.gov.uk
Website: Archives and Record Office
Catalogue: LANCAT Catalogue

Search our online catalogue, LANCAT, and explore other guides to archive collections.

Merseyside Record Office

Merseyside Record Office is presently closed for renovation. See temporary address and contact information below their regular address.
4th Floor
Cunard Building
Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1EG UK
Telephone: 0151 236 8038
Email:
Website:

Temporary contact information:
33 Wellington Employment Park
South Dunes Way (off Sandhills Lane)
Liverpool, Lancashire L5 9ZS UK
Telephone: 0151 0233 05817
Email: archives@liverpool.gov.uk
Website: Archives and Family History

Dating from the 13th century, our collections give you the opportunity to discover the rich and fascinating history of Liverpool. Experienced staff will help you explore original documents, photographs, maps and newspapers which record the lives of Liverpudlians across the centuries.

Archives

Cumbria Archive Centers

Barrow Archive and Local Studies Centre
Ramsden Square
Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 1LL UK
Telephone: 01229 407 377
Email: barrow.archives@cumbria.gov.uk
Website: Barrow Archive
Catalogue: Cumbria Archive Service Catalogue

Original historical documents relating to the area of Furness (Lancashire North of the Sands) and South West Cumberland, particularly for Barrow, Ulverston and Millom.
The Local Studies Library holds books relating to Barrow and the surrounding counties and an extensive collection of periodicals: Chetham Society, Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society, Lancashire and Cheshire Naturalist, Lancashire Parish Register Society, Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, Northern History, Fell and Rock Journal, Surtees Society.

Liverpool Libraries and Archives

Liverpool Libraries and Archives
3rd Floor Central Library
William Brown Street
Liverpool, Lancashire L3 8EW UK
Telephone: 0151 233 3069
Email: archives@liverpool.gov.uk
Website: Archives and Family History

Dating from the 13th century, our collections give you the opportunity to discover the rich and fascinating history of Liverpool. Experienced staff will help you explore original documents, photographs, maps and newspapers which record the lives of Liverpudlians across the centuries.

Manchester Archives and Local Studies

Manchester Archives and Local Studies
56 Marshall Street
New Cross, Manchester M4 5FU UK
Telephone: 0161 832 5284
Email: archiveslocalstudies@manchester.gov.uk
Website: Archives and Local History
Catalogue: Archives Catalogue

GM Lives is our searchable archives catalogue. It is a website which lets you find information about local history books, maps and photographs held by local history libraries within Greater Manchester. It also includes descriptions of family, community, organisational, church, business and local authority archives.
Whether you're a family historian or just interested in the history of Greater Manchester you will find lots of useful sources. GM Lives will tell you how to access the items you are interested in, whether that is by making an appointment to view the original or by looking at them online.
Main article: Manchester Archives and Local Studies


Libraries

Manchester Central Library

Manchester Central Library - Archive Service (Manchester Archives) temporarily at Greater Manchester County Record Office during remodeling.
Local Studies Unit
St. Peter's Square
Manchester, Lancashire M2 5PD UK
Telephone: 0161 234 1979
Email: libraries@manchester.gov.uk
Website: Central Library

John Rylands University Library of Manchester

John Rylands University Library of Manchester
150 Deansgate
Manchester, Lancashire M3 3EH UK
Telephone: 0161 275 3764
Email: uml.special-collections@manchester.ac.uk
Website: Rylands Library

Local archives and libraries may have information and resources for specific areas that are not found in the major repositories. See a list of local libraries Lancashire Libraries and their contact information.

Museums

For a long list of Lancashire museums, go to List of museums in Lancashire in Wikipedia.