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Medway Archives Centre


Medway Archives Centre is the place to visit for anyone researching their family history, or the history, geography and people of Medway, or who would like to know more about the writer Charles Dickens. We cover Rochester, Strood, Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham and surrounding villages and communities, including the Isle of Grain.

The new Medway Archives Centre is now open to the public. Our new address is 32 Bryant Road, Strood ME2 3EP (previously the old Strood library). 

We are now in a position to consider Local Studies donations. Please e-mail the local studies Librarian at malsc@medway.gov.uk

Current electoral registers can be still be viewed at Gun Wharf. Please contact the Electoral Services Team on 01634 332030 to arrange an appointment.


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