Cheshire Archives and Local Studies: discover Cheshire's past

Cheshire Archives and Local Studies collects, protects and promotes interest in and the use of records and printed material relating to the historic county of Cheshire.

Latest News and events

  • Annual closure week- please note we close at 5pm on Friday 4th December and re-open at 9am on Tuesday 15th December 2015 for essential behind-the-scenes work on our collections and facilities.
  • For this year's Explore Your Archive (PDF 1.1mb) campaign we will be celebrating Cheshire's industrial salt heritage. Join us at Winsford Library (PDF 314kb) Saturday 14th November, 9:30am-1pm to view items from our salt archives.
  • Archives and Local Studies Relocation Latest News. Read the report considered by Councillors of Chester West and Chester and Cheshire East Councils in January 2015
  • Have you seen The Cheshire Collection online with Find my Past?
  • WW1 Centenary. Events, exhibitions and activities in Cheshire East and West