Local studies and archives

There's a wealth of information and many useful services offered by our local studies and archives.

Local studies and archives

Find out what is available in the Kensington and Chelsea Local Studies collection housed at Kensington Central Library.

The Library Time Machine Blog

Local pictures and stories carefully curated by our local studies librarian.

Family History

Tracing your family history just got a lot easier! You can now access "Ancestry Library edition" in our Libraries using our online access.

Virtual Museum

The history of Kensington and Chelsea brought to life through information, illustrations and artefacts from archives in the Borough's Libraries and Museums.