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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.

Due to the imminent move of Medway Archives Centre to new premises we are unable to consider any potential donations at this time. If you are considering making a donation, please e-mail malsc@medway.gov.uk (for the attention of the archivist/librarian) and we will be able to advise on the procedure.


The new Medway Archives Centre will reopen to the public on Tuesday, 4 July 2017. Our new address is at 32 Bryant Road, Strood ME2 3EP (previously the old Strood library). 


Until the new facility opens electoral registers can be viewed at Gun Wharf. Please contact the Electoral Services Team on 01634 332030 to arrange an appointment.


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