Archive collections catalogue online

The National Archives, Accredited Archive Service logo.The Borough Archive contains over 600 archive collections relating to the London Borough of Croydon, its predecessor bodies and the diverse community it now serves.

You can now search our archive collections online to find out more about the history of Croydon and its people.

These collections can then be viewed by appointment, at the Museum of Croydon Research Room. To request to see material from our archive collections, please contact us at providing details of your enquiry and the reference number of the collection(s) of interest.

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Making our collections more accessible

The Museum of Croydon exists to collect, conserve and interpret Croydon's cultural heritage, so that everyone can take part in creative and enjoyable learning experiences.

In January 2015, Lindsay Ould was appointed as Borough Archivist.

In November 2015, 300 archive collections have been made available online. These include our collection of admissions registers and log books for local schools and around 150 collections of personal papers, individuals or local firms' records.

As a place of deposit for health records, we have also made available these records such as the Board of Guardians and Cane Hill Asylum records.

Please note that we are not the place of deposit for Church of England records for this area, although many of these are available online via Ancestry in our Research Room.

Work on developing the catalogue is ongoing and our deeds collections and faith community records will be made available in the new year.

In March 2017, the London Borough of Croydon Archives were awarded Archives Service Accreditation by The National Archives.