Explore your local history

Explore your local history at Brent Museum and Archives
Brent Museum and Archives offers free tours to local groups and organisations. Brent Museum tells the story of Brent and its communities from ancient times to the present day. Brent Archives hold everything from trade directories and newspapers to church and business records from the borough of Brent. Just drop us a line anytime to organise a trip to come and explore our collections. With advance notice, we will organise a display of historic materials, photos and maps which relate to your group’s local area and history.

The team at Brent Museum and Archives were delighted to welcome members of the NorthWestTWO Residents’ Association for a tour this April. We looked at historic maps and photos of the Cricklewood area, trade directories to discover the age of some of the group’s houses and at some fascinating letters written between a young girl from Olive Rd and her father during the First World War.

If you are interested in organising a free tour, just e-mail museum.archives@brent.gov.uk or ring 020 8937 3600.

You are also welcome to visit us on your own! The Museum is open during library opening hours (Monday–Friday, 9am–8pm; Saturday–Sunday, 10am–5pm). The Archives are open:
Mondays: by appointment only

Tuesday: 9am to 5pm
Wednesday: 9am to 5pm
Thursday: 1pm to 8pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm

You are welcome to drop into the Archives during opening hours to look at the materials we hold in the Search Room. However, almost all of our original Archives documents are held off-site so please make an advance appointment to view these.

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