About our service

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The Cheshire Archives & Local Studies service identifies, collects and cares for archives and publications that are the evidence of Cheshire communities’ lives past and present. We deliver access for all to our collections for information, learning and enjoyment and work to make sure archives survive so that future generations will be able to do the same.

We are a shared service of Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East Councils.

The service is also responsible for delivering the archives service for Warrington and Halton boroughs.

Cheshire's archives: a story shared

Our 2018 bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to support our project to relocate the Archives and Local Studies Service was unsuccessful, unfortunately. The bid received positive feedback, however, and in May 2019 we resubmitted a funding bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund (the new name for the HLF). We expect hear the decision in August/September. The project will create two new history centres in Chester and Crewe.

We have produced a set of frequently asked questions relating to this move.

Cheshire Archives and Local Studies building entrance


This website is run in partnership between Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East Councils.





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