Kent archives and local history

The Archive Search Room will be reopening on Tuesday 13 April if the current government guidance remains in place. We are taking bookings but are prioritising appointments that were cancelled due to the national lockdown.

Find out more about our Kent Archives service.

The Kent Archives is located in the Kent History and Library Centre, Maidstone.

Our service provides you with the opportunity to learn, explore and develop your knowledge of Kent's history.  Find out more about our collections, research services, conservation work, parish registers and events.

Visit the Kent Archives and Local History website.

Alternatively, you may also wish to visit: