Haringey Archive and Local History
Restricted access to Haringey Archive collections
Improvements and repairs to archive storage areas at Bruce Castle - 2019
Due to continuing internal essential building works, staff access to some archive storage areas is still limited. We advise visitors to book searchroom places in advance and to be as specific as possible about their research requirements. Staff will endeavour to retrieve relevant material, but request patience and understanding if parts of the collection remain inaccessible. This will also mean that distance enquiries will take longer to process.
Regular searchroom opening hours may vary slightly during this time, but any changes will be notified online.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will try to provide an effective, if slightly restricted service.
Haringey Archive Service is based at Bruce Castle Museum. The service holds the archive and the local history library and collections of the London Borough of Haringey.
- Opening hours for the Archive Searchroom
- Local History Collection
- Loans, donations and bequests
- Access to the Archive Searchroom
- Contact details
- The National Archives (external link)
- Freedom of Information
- Wednesday, 1pm to 5pm
- Thursday and Friday, 9.30am to 5pm
- Alternate Saturdays, 1pm to 5pm
Please book an appointment, as it might not be possible to assist with your research enquiry otherwise.
Please note there are currently ongoing essential internal and external building works - it therefore may not always be possible to accommodate requests, especially at short notice. Please book in advance for all appointments.
To make an appointment in the Searchroom, please telephone 020 8808 8772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Official records of Haringey Council and its predecessor authorities - Tottenham, Wood Green and Hornsey
- Parish records (except Parish Registers)
- Rate books
- Some school records (Admission Registers and Log Books) for many local schools
- Records of local organisations, businesses and societies
- Census returns for Tottenham, Wood Green and Hornsey (on microfilm)
- Special collections of material, including those relating to Alexandra Palace and the Prince of Wales Hospital
For information about births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships visit the Certificates and Corrections page.
- Books printed on the history of the area
- Pamphlets and periodicals produced by local organisations covering the Haringey area
- An extensive run of local street directories
- Electoral registers dating from 1890 onwards
- Local Newspapers
- Ordnance Survey and other old maps of the area
- Photographs, postcards and prints illustrating Haringey’s past
Selected lists of our archive collections are available on Discovery: The National Archives website (external link).
For books at Haringey Archive, please see Haringey Libraries' catalogue.
Other online resources relating to our historical collections include:
- Art UK (Bruce Castle Museum's oil and acrylic paintings collection - external link)
- For prints of many of Bruce Castle Museum's oil and acrylic paintings now available for purchase, please see the online Shop of the Art UK website (external link)
- For a number of films about Haringey that have been digitised by Film London, please see the online catalogue for London Screen Archives (external link)
- For selected 20th century items about Haringey from our collections, please see Exploring 20th Century London (external link)
- For selected watercolours about Haringey from our collections, please see The Watercolour World website (external link) - to be launched soon.
Haringey Archive Service considers donations of suitable and appropriate documents relating to the history of Haringey. We also welcome the opportunity to make copies of important records held in private ownership, where a donation of the same is not on offer. Accepting documents offered as a loan may be considered in certain, though exceptional, circumstances. Once transfer of ownership has passed to Haringey Archive Service, records remain in situ. Original documents are not transferred to a third party.
If you have documents you feel might be of interest for historical reasons, please feel free to contact Haringey Archive Service at the address given below. Records are held in protected rooms in carefully monitored atmospheric conditions to assist conservation for the future.
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 creates a general public right of access to information held by public authorities. Access is subject to a number and variety of exemptions. Personal information is one of the exemptions covered by the Data Protection Act 2018.
Access to the Archive Searchroom is by appointment. Access without an appointment is possible at the discretion of staff, depending upon available space. It is open to the general public, free of charge, and you do not need a reader’s ticket. An adult must accompany a child under the age of 14 when visiting the Searchroom.
We offer a limited free distance enquiry service. We will answer specific questions relating to information in our archive and local history collection, although we cannot conduct extensive or open-ended research on behalf of members of the public.
For further information about Haringey Archive Service, to make an enquiry or to book a visit to the Searchroom, please telephone 020 8808 8772 or email email@example.com
Haringey Archive and Museum Service
Bruce Castle Museum
Tel 020 8808 8772
Fax 020 8808 4118