Local Studies & Archives


Waltham Forest Archives and Local Studies Library hold a wide range of manuscript, printed and pictorial resources for research into the history of the Waltham Forest area and its communities.


We can help if you want to research:


(1) Your family history

(2) Development of the local area

(3) The history of your house or street

(4) Subjects for a school project or for academic research


Searchroom visits are by prior appointment only at these times:


Alternate Wednesdays: 10:30am - 12:30pm & 2pm - 4:30pm
Thursday to Saturday: 10:30am - 12:30pm & 2pm - 4:30pm


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For information on appointment availability

please email wfa.enquiries