Whether you are interested in the history of Bury or want to research your family history, our Archive & Local History service can provide you with a wealth of materials and information to aid your research.


Our search room, located on the ground floor of the Art Museum & Library, provides a relaxing environment where we can provide access to research materials such as: parish records; local newspaper archives; historic maps and online resources. It’s also a place where you can view unique and irreplaceable historical documents!


We love to get involved in various projects and are always keen to let people know what we are doing and so our blog is a space where we will share our experiences with you! If you have any questions or enquiries please contact us via our ‘contact’ page – we’d love to hear from you!