Community History








The ARK: Archive Resource for Knowsley provides access to a wide range of resources to help you discover the heritage of the people and communities which make up the Borough of Knowsley.

Knowsley Archives Mission Statement

 Our mission is: 

  • to collect, preserve and organise archive materials relating to the people and places of Knowsley, creating a collective memory for the borough that is accessible for research and consultation, either physically or online through digital content and finding aids;
  • to encourage learning through engagement, offering support to individuals and groups as they explore the collections, enabling our communities to develop a sense of pride and place;
  • to promote Knowsley’s rich heritage, sharing an understanding of the history of the communities that make up the borough of Knowsley.

For help with family history research, resources revealing the history of your township or archive research enquiries, contact us at:

The Kirkby Centre
Norwich Way
L32 8RR

Telephone: 0151 443 4365 / 4291

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