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Oxfordshire History Centre

Oxfordshire History Centre

Oxfordshire History Centre collects, preserves and makes available archives, photographs and printed material related to Oxfordshire and its history.


Temporary closure and parking restrictions

Due to essential replacement of the building’s air-handling system, the History Centre will be closed to visitors from December 5 - 17 inclusive. During October, November and December there will also be fewer car park spaces available as a result of the building work. We apologise for this inconvenience.

We will not be closing for our usual stocktaking fortnight in January and February.

Visiting the centre

Directions, opening times, facilities and general rules.

Oxfordshire History Centre, St Luke's Church

Archives and collections

Discover the types of collections and records we hold and learn about them.

Map of Oxford


Researching your family, house and local history and the World Wars.

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Search our catalogues

Many holdings can be searched online - but some older catalogues exist only as card indexes.

Depositing documents

How to hand over documents to the Oxfordshire History Centre.

Enquiry service

We operate an enquiry service for people who cannot visit Oxfordshire History Centre.

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Public task statement

This statement sets out the functions carried out by Oxfordshire History Centre.


List of charges for using Oxfordshire History Centre services.

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Copying services

All you need to know about making copies of Oxfordshire History Centre material.

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