Services, fees and charges

We act as the archive service for Medway Council and its predecessor authorities, and as custodian for parish records generated by parishes within the Archdeaconry of Rochester and for public records of strong local interest. 

We also collect, preserve and provide access to other material related to the people and places of Medway. If you have material that you think you would like to deposit with Medway Archives Centre please contact us to discuss this. Please provide as much information about the material as possible, such as amount, format and date span.

Charged services

We offer the following charged services:

  • a remote research service of up to one hour if you're unable to visit in person
  • digital copies of items in our collections. We offer a flatbed scanning digitisation service for material that is stable enough to be digitised. We cannot digitise bound archive material, material over A3 in size, or material which could be damaged by digitisation
  • photocopier service. We cannot copy bound archive material, material over A3 in size, or material which could be damaged by copying
  • printing service, from PCs and microfilm readers
  • self-service photography
  • copies of baptism certificates from Church of England parishes in the Archdeaconry of Rochester - provided the register has been deposited with us.

Specially designed packs of material on local subjects for groups

Educational study packs

These are designed to help pupils understand methods of historical enquiry and investigate similarities and differences between the past and today. We can also often create a bespoke pack for the specific subject you are studying. Please contact us for more information on existing study packs and bespoke packs.

Medway Memories

These packs focus on Medway within living memory. They are designed for use by residential homes, day centres, community groups and schools

Copies of existing packs can be sent free as pdfs or purchased as hard copies. Please contact us for further details.

Professional charges 2020 to 2021

Prices are subject to annual changes. 

Service Price

Remote research service

£9.25 (15 minutes)
£18.50 (30 minutes)
£37 (one hour)
Plus the cost of copies and postage if applicable
Remote research service for commercial users  £98.60 (1 hour) 
Plus the cost of copies and postage if applicable 
Group visits  £55.50

Copying and printing charges 

Photocopying

Size Cost for local studies Cost for archives
A4 black and white 30p 80p
A3 black and white 50p £1.10
A4 colour 75p £1.20
A3 colour £1.05 £1.50

Computer printing charges

Size Cost for black and white prints Cost for colour prints
A4 10p 80p
A3 20p £1

Microfilm/microfiche printing

Size Printing cost
A4 80p
A3 £1

Other charges

Service Cost
Digital image supply - emailed as jpegs £5 per digital image (£2 per subsequent digital image if from the same item), plus a handling fee of £8.90 per remote order
Self-service photography permits

£10 per day (non-commercial)
£5 for up to 5 images per day (non-commercial)

£25.10 per day (commercial) 

Baptism certificate

£14 (this is a nationally set fee)
Plus £1 postage