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Find Local Archives and family history information

Find historical archives relating to Wolverhampton. Includes opening times and location information.

You can find out about the history of all areas within Wolverhampton at Wolverhampton City Archives, including local history, copies of certificates.

You can find maps, books, census returns, newspapers, records from local schools, churches, clubs, societies and businesses, electoral registers, and indexes to births, deaths and marriages. There are also over 30,000 photographs, plus films, sound recordings, memorabilia and much more.

What areas of Wolverhampton are covered?

Wolverhampton including Bilston, Bushbury, Penn, Tettenhall and Wednesfield.

What types of Archives do you hold?

We hold the following types of archives:

  • Business Records
  • Personal Records
  • Plans
  • Photographs
  • Maps
  • School Records
  • Parish Registers
  • Local History Books of varying topics
  • Census records
  • Trade Directories
  • Borough Records
  • Coroners Records
  • Rate Books
  • Electoral Registers

Find out about your family history

Wolverhampton Archives also holds a wealth of information that help you to find information about your family history. These include:

  • The General Register Office Index
  • Census returns
  • Directories from the 18th century onwards
  • Business records
  • Electoral Registers, Rate Books and Poll Books
  • Local newspapers
  • Periodicals
  • Maps

For a more extensive list, you can visit http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/about-wolverhampton-archives/family-history.

Additionally, you can find out about your family history by visiting the National Archives website

View local Archives online

You can visit http://blackcountryhistory.org to find information about documents, maps, photographs, art works, objects and more held by archives and museums services within Wolverhampton and the rest of the Black Country. 

Are copying facilities available?

 Copying facilities are available on site at the following costs:

  • 25p for A4 size
  • 50p A3 size

Visit Wolverhampton Archives

You can visit the Archives at:

Molineux Hotel Building
Whitmore Hill
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
WV1 1SF

Location map

Opening hours

Wednesday 1pm - 7pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 1pm

Contact us

Telephone: 01902 552480