Lambeth Archives

Lambeth Archives poster

Lambeth Archives is located in the centre of the borough at a new site on Brixton Hill, overlooking Rush Common; featuring a searchroom and space for hosting exhibitions, meetings and educational events.

The service collects and makes available a range of sources including documents, maps, photographs, artworks and artefacts that relate to Lambeth and its people, past and present. The rich collections chart the growth and diverse histories of Lambeth over the centuries. 

The borough stretches south from the Thames at Waterloo and Vauxhall and includes the districts of Kennington, Stockwell, Brixton, Herne Hill, Tulse Hill and Norwood as well as most of the previously separate parishes of Clapham and Streatham.

The Archives is open to everyone: local residents and international researchers. Staff are on hand to help you. 

Our current exhibition 'Iconic Queer (Non-Binary)' showcasing the work of Brixton-based Queer textile artist Scorpio (b. 1968) from Tuesday 25 June - Saturday 27 July.

You can easily reach us by public transport.  Brixton Underground and National Rail Stations are just a short walk.  Bus stops close by, serve a number of local bus routes.



Lambeth Archives
16 Brixton Hill
London SW2 1ET
United Kingdom



Facility                           Notes                              
Accessible toileta disabled access toilet
Wheelchair accesswheelchair access throughout the building 

Other information

Venue notes

Facilities and services

Facility Notes
Free research facilitiesIncluding internet access and microfilm readers
Getting copies of materials Getting copies of materials | Lambeth Council
Services for schools and collegesContact staff
Fee-based research and copying servicesfor those unable to visit in person 
Local history publications for salePublications sales list - January 2013 (
Postcards for saleMicrosoft Word - postcards.doc (
Exhibitions and events  Events | Lambeth Council
Online catalogues and collections extract information here Online catalogues and collections | Lambeth Council
Guide to Lambeth Archives Guide-Feb-2022-update.pdf (
Lambeth ‘s image collectionsDiscover Lambeth’s rich past through the borough’s extraordinary image collection. Explore the people, places and Web | Archive of historical photographs of LambethLandmark
Room hirecontact staff  

Opening times

Venue opening times
DayOpening times
Monday1pm - 8pm
Tuesday10am - 6pm
Thursday10am - 6pm
Friday10am - 3pm
Saturday9am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
Bank HolidaysClosed

We recommend booking an appointment to view Archives particularly on Saturday. Please email or contact 0207 926 6076.


Jon Newman
Job title:
Archives Manager

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