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Walsall Archives

Opening hours

Day Time
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10am to 4pm
Wednesday 10am to 4pm
Thursday 10am to 4pm
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Our services

You will be able to:

  • access the archive and local studies collections, microfiche and microfilm
  • access computers to use Ancestry and Find My Past
  • print and photocopy
  • get a camera permits for copying documents
  • buy books and maps
  • use our paid-for research service
Fees and charges
Price (includes VAT)
Photocopying or printer reader copies - A4 £1.00
Photocopying - A3 £1.00
Printout - A4 black and white 15p
Printout - A3 black and white 30p
Printout - A4 full colour 75p
Printout - A3 full colour £1.50
Camera permit (for the use of customer's own camera. Does not include copying of photographs, film or fiche) £8.00 per half day
Certified copies of documents held at Lichfield Street Hub £10.00
WHG copy fee £13.00 per half hour

How to join

We use the Archives Card as our ticket. The ticket is free and can be used at Walsall Archives as well as many archive services around the country. You can apply for an Archives Card online or staff can help you apply when you visit.

Visiting the archives

We encourage you to book an appointment before you visit. Space is limited and we want to make sure that the material you want to view is available.

Email us to book an appointment

If you know what you'd like to look at, we can get the documents out for you in advance. You can find cataloguing records of our holdings online at the National Archives and Black Country History website.

Please bring your own equipment, writing paper and pencils (no pens allowed), and only bring the minimum bags and equipment for your visit. You will need to put any bags in a locker before you enter the research room. Lockers operate with a £1.00 coin – refundable when you return the key.

Books, maps and pencils are available for sale. We accept cash or credit/debit cards.

Research room at Walsall Archives, showing microfiche readers, computers and copying facilities
The research room, Walsall Archives

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Walsall Archives collects, processes and stores a wide range of information, including some personal details, in order to deliver our services efficiently. We are responsible for managing the information we hold and we recognise that this information is important to you. We take our responsibilities seriously and use personal information fairly, correctly and safely in line with the legal requirements set out by the GDPR. View Walsall Council's full privacy statement.

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