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Local studies and archives

Do you want to know more about the history of Barnet or trace your family history? Local studies and archives has a unique collection of historical documents and records dating from 1600 including:

  • archives
  • maps
  • newspapers
  • photographs
  • publications representing people, places and buildings including ebooks.

Get in touch

We are currently open for enquiries by phone and email.

Local Studies videos

Find out about the history of Barnet with our Local Studies videos including a Balloon Trip Over High Barnet, Finsbury park to Edgware by Steam and The Story of Finchley Common.

Explore Hidden Barnet, a collection of curious or lesser-known stories about the borough.

Learn more about the history of Barnet in our Pocket Histories

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