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griffin-006_350pwHistorical Records and Research Facilities

The Museum has an extensive library of rare books and archives stored in environmentally controlled rooms. Research can be carried out in a warm comfortable room with free wifi access.

We have a large collection of original documents from local companies over the centuries, along with unique examples of artefacts from the commercial life of the city. We welcome requests for use of the archives and library and you can book an appointment by phone 01225 318348 or email

Please give us a few days’ notice so that we can prepare for your visit and make sure that everything you want to study is ready for you.

We’re always keen to hear from people interested in volunteering time to help us with research projects – do get in touch!