Visit Local Studies and Archives | Visit Local Studies and Archives | Oldham Council
Website maintenance: Tuesday 3 October

We are carrying out website maintenance on Tues 3 Oct. During this time forms to report fly-tiping, potholes, litter and some highways issues may not work. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Oldham Local Studies and Archives is an Accredited Archives Service and open to the public.

Our opening hours are as follows:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10am-5pm;
  • Tuesday 10am-2pm; Saturday 10am-4pm.

Although it will not be essential to book your place, we encourage you to consider booking in advance as this enables us to get everything ready in time for your visit, particularly if you wish to view archives. Many of our archives are not held on site and we require 48 hours notice to retrieve them.

If you wish to use PCs to access family history websites, or to use microfilm readers, we advise you to book a place by contacting us

If you are unable to visit in person you may wish to make use of our Research Service.

Our online catalogue to all Oldham Council Heritage Collections continues to be available at: 

As well as being able to search our collections on this catalogue, many of our photographs can also be viewed there.