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Welcome to Archives & Collections

We collect and preserve both original and printed records of historical significance relating to the City of Birmingham, its people, its businesses, institutions and societies, dating from the 12th to the 21st century.
 

Library of Birmingham Birth Certificate

Family & Local History

Explore your family history and get assistance with census records, church records and tracing burials.
Archives, Heritage and Photography, Level 4

An Introduction to Archives, Heritage and Photography

The Library is home to an internationally significant collection of archives, photographs and rare books.  
Credit: Carillion plc

Archives & Collections Opening Hours

Opening hours for the Heritage Research Area and Wolfson Centre for Archival Research.
Detail from a game from the Parker Collection of Games

Our Collections!

A quick reference list for more information about our collections currently featured on this website.
Archives Collections Statements

Archives and Collections Policies

Birmingham Archives & Collections is the professional archives service for Birmingham City Council and maintains a repository for the storage and custody of its own records and any records deposited with it.

Upcoming Events

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Ernest Shackleton Exhibition

The Enduring Eye Exhibition

Fri 28 April 2017, 11:00am

Noise of Ice - Copyright Enzo Barracco

The Noise of Ice (please note change to date and time)

Sat 06 May 2017, 11:30am

Ernest Shackleton Exhibition

Screening of ‘South’

Sat 06 May 2017, 2:00pm

Ernest Shackleton Exhibition

Enduring Eye Teacher Session

Mon 08 May 2017, 5:00pm

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