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Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
Cocklebury Road
Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 3QN UK
Telephone: 01249 705500
Email: heritageadmin@wiltshire.gov.uk
Website: Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
Catalogue: Wiltshire and Swindon Archives Catalogue

Wiltshire and Swindon Archives (also known as Wiltshire and Swindon Record Office)
Cocklebury Road
Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 3QN UK
Telephone: 01249 705500
Email: archives@wiltshire.gov.uk
Website: Wiltshire and Swindon Archives

Records are documents which survive from earliest recorded times to the present day in a variety of forms. They were produced in the course of everyday personal, legal, business and administrative affairs, but now form a significant source of historical information for all aspects of life in Wiltshire. The Wiltshire and Swindon Archives was established in 1947 to preserve these records and to make them available for research.

Wiltshire Studies
Cocklebury Road
Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 3QN UK
Telephone: 01249 705500
Email: localstudies@wiltshire.gov.uk
Website: Wiltshire Studies

All Wiltshire libraries have collections of material about the county, and much of this can be borrowed. There is a large reference collection, which is especially strong on southern Wiltshire, at Salisbury Library.
The main collection is the Wiltshire Studies Library. This collection includes 25,000 books, 40,000 photographs, local newspapers from 1738, and Victorian censuses for Wiltshire. There is also a Heritage collection providing general information on Local and British History and related resources.

Wiltshire Community History
Cocklebury Road
Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 3QN UK
Telephone: 01249 705500
Email: localstudies@wiltshire.gov.uk
Website: Wiltshire Community History

These pages contain information on 261 Wiltshire communities covering the whole of the Wiltshire Council administered area of the county; having been compiled by Wiltshire Libraries & Heritage. Every community page already has certain basic information, such as early maps, local administrative bodies, population from 1801, newspapers for its area, lists of local maps, the registration district, information on buildings and links to other sites of interest.

Libraries

Swindon Collection

Swindon Collection
Swindon Central Library
Regent Circus
Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 1QG UK
Telephone: 01793 463238
Email: central.library@swindon.gov.uk
Website: Swindon Collection Libraries

Swindon Collection
Swindon Central Library
Local Studies
Regent Circus
Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 1QG UK
Telephone: 01793 463238
Email: localstudies@swindon.gov.uk
Website: Swindon Collection Local Studies

The Local Studies collection for the Borough of Swindon can be found on the second floor of Central Library. The staff will be happy to support you with any local history or family history enquiries.

Wiltshire County Council Library Service

Wiltshire County Council Library Service
Email: libraryenquiries@wiltshire.gov.uk
Website: Library Service
Catalogue: Library Catalogue

Museums

Wiltshire Museum

Wiltshire Museum
41 Long Street
Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 1NS UK
Telephone: 01380 727369
Email: archive@wiltshiremuseum.org.uk
Website: Wiltshire Museum

The Wiltshire Museum has an international reputation and attracts visitors from all over the world. The archaeology collections, which are among the finest in Britain, trace the history of people living in Wiltshire in a series of galleries - Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman, Saxon, and Medieval. The collections on display include important finds associated with the World Heritage Sites of Avebury and Stonehenge.

For a long list of Wiltshire museums, go to List of museums in Wiltshire in Wikipedia.

Archives and Libraries