Wells City Archives
Culture > Heritage
8 Cathedral Green
Wells & Mendip Museum is the home of Wells City Archives. The collection dates back nearly 900 years, and provides a superb source of information about the City of Wells. In addition to hundreds of original documents and bound volumes, there are maps, plans, and a number of prints, posters and photographs. These sources range in date from medieval times up to the present day, and include many documents dating from living memory. The records are of considerable importance for civic, social and local history. They are also an excellent resource for researching your Wells family history and house history
Everybody is welcome to use the City Archives. If you wish to carry out any research into local or social history, or into your family or house history, you are very welcome to visit the City Archives. The regular Readers’ slot is on each Tuesday morning, from 9.30 to 12.00. Brief queries can be made by letter, ‘phone or email. Visits to the Archives are by appointment only and can be made for Tuesday mornings, from 9.30 to 12.00.
Visits to the Archive are by prior appointment only; you can make an appointment by letter, phone, email, or in person. Julia, the City Archivist, is usually in the Museum on Mondays from 9 – 12.30pm, Tuesdays from 9am - 4.00pm and Wednesdays from 9 - 12.30pm. Please contact the City Archivist, Dr Julia Wood on 01749 673477 or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to volunteer to help with the archives please contact the Museum's Volunteer Coordinator, Janet Rodger via email@example.com
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