Medway Archives Centre exists to help everyone discover the stories of Medway’s people and places. Find out more about what we do at Medway Archives Centre.
We look after archives, books, periodicals, photographs, maps, and more that can help with your research.
Find out more about our facilities, our paid research service, and how to request copies of documents or copy C of E baptism certificates.
This year is the 125th anniversary of The Strand
Send us your photos, comments, and favourite memories to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The best photos and comments will be used as part of this year’s celebratory exhibition.
Health matters: corridors of care exhibition
A trip back in time visiting the health institutions and services available in Medway.
Pestilence to contagion: plague to COVID-19 exhibition
A look into the diseases and viruses that have hit Medway throughout the years.
As we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the death of Charles Dickens, this exhibition examines some of the people and places that provided inspiration for his novels and essays.
Percy Hetherington Fitzgerald exhibition
A brief look at the man behind the Fitzgerald Collection and his friendship with Charles Dickens.
Cuffay and Chatham exhibition
In July 1870 William Cuffay died in Hobart, Tasmania Australia. He was 82 years old, a tailor by trade and was born in Chatham. How did he end up there and why is he remembered today, 150 years later?