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Sheffield Archives

Young people using the Sheffield Archives
52 Shoreham Street, Sheffield S1 4SP

Opening Times:

Monday - 9.30am-5.30pm
Tuesday - 9.30am-5.30pm
Saturday - 9.30am-5.30pm

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Sheffield Archives collects and preserves original historical records relating to Sheffield and South Yorkshire and makes them available to the public for reference and research. The records date from the 12th Century to the present and relate to Sheffield, South Yorkshire and north Derbyshire. They include letters and diaries, registers, minutes, accounts, deeds and maps and are on paper, parchment, film, photograph, tape and disk.

Our collections can be used to help you find out about:

- Local history and current developments

- Family history and the lives of well-known people

- The history of your house or other buildings

- How your area has been governed

- The history of local industry and business

- The history of your school

- The history of crime and punishment; health and hospitals; religion, charities and voluntary organisations locally

- The history of many of the area's landed estates, its parks, woodlands and rural areas

- The history of sport, entertainment and the arts.

Contact Details:
Sheffield Archives Tel: 0114 203 9395 E-mail:

Learning Programmes:

We operate a monthly programme of talks and events at venues across Sheffield. See our website link above for full details.

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