Do you want to research your family or house history, but are uncertain how to go about it? Uncomfortable with computers or unsure what records are available and how to interpret them? Perhaps a little intimidated by the Record Office? Our Research Corner volunteers can guide you through the process, using internet resources, as well as our document collection. See the archive section for details of the latter.
Costs and Appointments
The Research Corner is open by appointment only, thus it is essential for prospective customers to contact us in advance. Either leave your contact details with a steward when the museum is open, or get in touch via the details on the Contact Us page,
From September 2023 our charges are £5 per hour, or you can buy a block of 10 hours for £40.These rates also apply for research work carried out remotely by one of our research volunteers on behalf of a local customer, i.e. one who is resident in one of our 27 parishes (listed on the maps page). There is also a small charge for printing.
We may also be able to carry out research on behalf of distant clients, for which we charge £12 per hour, subject to a minimum charge of £12. Email us for further information on email@example.com
A flier describing our family and house history research facilities is available to download and print. If you are able to place a copy on a noticeboard at a local outlet it would be much appreciated.
Busy time at the Research Corner.