Services, fees and charges

Card payments

We are currently unable to take card payments. We are working to resolve this as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

We act as the archive service for Medway Council and its predecessor authorities, and as a 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 that could be damaged by digitisation
  • photocopier service. We cannot copy bound archive material, material over A3 in size, or material that 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 

Prices are subject to annual changes. 

Service Cost for 2021 to 2022

Remote research service

£10 (15 minutes)
£20 (30 minutes)
£40 (one hour)
Plus the cost of copies and postage if applicable

Remote research service for commercial users  £100 (1 hour) 
Plus the cost of copies and postage if applicable 
Remote reprographics handling £9 per item
Group visits  £55 (off site)
£45 (visiting Medway Archives)

Copying and printing charges 

Photocopying

Size Cost for local studies 2021 to 2022 Cost for archives 2021 to 2022
A4 black and white 30p £1
A3 black and white 50p £2
A4 colour 75p £2
A3 colour £1.05 £4

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 services

Service Cost for 2021 to 2022
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 £9 per remote item
Self-service photography permits £10 per day (non-commercial)
£5 for up to 5 images per day (non-commercial)

£26 per day (commercial) 
Baptism certificate £31 (this is a nationally set fee including searching church registers)
Plus £1 postage 

Learning resources

Service Cost for 2021 to 2022
Education and reminiscence (Medway Memories) packs - creation of new packs by staff £50
Education and reminiscence (Medway Memories) packs – printed and laminated copies of existing packs

£25

Education and reminiscence (Medway Memories) packs – copy of existing printed pack digitised and emailed as a pdf

Free

Loan of exhibitions of surrogate material £25

Publication fees

Service Cost for 2021 to 2022
Reproduction of photograph in print media (including e-books) (UK only publication) £45
Reproduction of photograph in print media (including e-books) (worldwide publication)

£60

Reproduction of photograph in TV programme (per image)

£100

Reproduction of photograph on publication cover (UK only publication) £72
Reproduction of photograph on publication cover (worldwide publication) £105
Reproduction of photograph in web-based publication £45