Haringey Archive and Local History
Bruce Castle Museum and Archive are now closed to the public
In line with Government guidance on Coronavirus/Covid-19 to reduce non-essential social contact, we have sadly taken the decision that as of 19 March 2020, Bruce Castle Museum and Archive will be closed to the public until further notice.
All planned events, classes and school visits have been cancelled or postponed until later in the year. Although the Museum and Search Room will be closed temporarily to the public until further notice, our staff will continue to work remotely and will provide news and updates via mail outs, the council website and its social media channels and community partners. We will be monitoring email enquiries remotely and will reply as fully as we can.
Please note we will not have access to archival and museum collections in the same way and so may not be able to assist with complex enquiries at this point.
- For any queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Search Room
- Local History Collection
- Loans, donations and bequests
- Access to the Archive Searchroom
- Contact details
- The National Archives (external link)
- Freedom of Information
Usual opening hours for Search Room
- 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.
To make an appointment in the Search Room, please telephone 020 8808 8772 or email email@example.com
- 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 watercolours about Haringey from our collections, please see The Watercolour World website (external link).
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 Search Room 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 Search Room.
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 Search Room, please telephone 020 8808 8772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Haringey Archive and Museum Service
Bruce Castle Museum
Tel 020 8808 8772
Fax 020 8808 4118