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New Staffordshire History Centre to be built

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Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archives Service, in partnership with the William Salt Library Trust, have obtained approval from the Heritage Lottery Fund to proceed with stage 1 development phase to build a new Staffordshire History Centre.

With the support of a £3.9M grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the £4M centre will be located on Eastgate Street in Stafford and will hold archive, local studies and photographic collections up to 1,000 years old.  Exhibitions will also incorporate objects from the Museum collections.

The partnership is in the fortunate position of owning the buildings at the Eastgate Street site and is able to take advantage of being able to remodel them to meet the new vision for the service.  The extended Staffordshire Record Office will be linked to and incorporate the ground floor of the Grade II* listed William Salt Library.

Along with a new community exhibition space, modern search room and activity spaces, and a packed programme of activities, the centre will also have additional strong rooms, providing storage for an additional 20 years of future collections. 

Find out more below!


Staffordshire History Centre Project


Designing the SHC


Activity Plan


Active Partnership


Conservation Management Plan




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The History behind the SHC

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