The local history centre is the archive of the London Borough of Ealing.


Our focus is on making Ealing’s past more readily available and understandable to people in the present.


We help researchers of all kinds and hold over 45,000 archival items and 20,000 photographs, plus many books and microfilms to help you learn about the rich and forgotten history of the borough.



How to Access?


To make best use of the local history service, please email in advance to book an appointment with the local history librarian, Dr Jonathan Oates. 


Also, most local history resources are stored off-site, and the microfilm reader can only be used by advanced booking. Please arrange a viewing appointment via email to ensure availability of resources.


To request this service or for further information email [email protected]



Local History Resources Links


•    Family history sources

•    Local history resources

•    Publications for sale