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Archive and Heritage

St Helens Borough has a fascinating history that has shaped its landscape, its communities and their sense of identity.


St Helens Archive Service

St Helens Archive Service collects, preserves and provides access to unique historic materials that relate to different aspects of life across the borough of St Helens. Read our mission statement.

Use these pages to find out how to access borough collections, arrange a visit or find out about volunteering opportunities at St Helens Archive Service.

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Archive Accreditation

In 2021, St Helens Archive Service was awarded Archive Service Accreditation by The National Archives. Accreditation is the UK quality standard which recognises good performance in all areas of the delivery of archive service. Achieving accredited status shows that St Helens Archive Service meets national standards relating to the management, long-term preservation and accessibility of its unique collections to a wide range of users. 

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Contact details

Phone: 01744 671748

St Helens Archive Service, The Gamble Building, Victoria Square, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1DY.