Works created by the London Borough of Southwark and its precedessors; films made by local action groups, schools, and other organisations; home movies.
Southwark Archives is the official archive for the records of the London Borough of Southwark, which we hold in trust for the people of Southwark and beyond. We are dedicated to caring for the irreplaceable historic records and other resources in our care, and to providing a service that meets the needs of our community, reflects its diversity, and supports a sense of belonging and positive identity. We offer a unique opportunity for people to learn and creatively interact with the stories of the diverse people, places, communities, and organisations that have shaped one of London's most historic boroughs.
211 Borough High Street
Phone: 020 7525 0232
Access: Please email Southwark Archives for updated information on opening hours during Covid-19 pandemic restrictions and renovation works:
Monday and Thursday: 1000 to 1900
Tuesday and Friday: 1000 to 1700
Saturday: 1000 to 1500
Wednesday and Sunday: CLOSED
We can provide on-site viewing of DVDs and DVD copies of films and videos. Please book an appointment to view moving image material in advance, to ensure that viewing equipment is available. We can provide assistance with using viewing equipment, point you to other collection material that may give context or additional information, and may be able to provide information about the filmmaker, copyright, and other issues.
We are currently reviewing and revising our collection policy for moving image material. If you have material you are interested in donating to or depositing with us, please contact Southwark Archives.