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Genealogy and history

Research room

Research room

Our Research Room is in our museum and is open from 10am-5pm Monday–Friday and 10am-4pm on Saturdays. 

We have a large stock of documents from the local area and historical maps. 

We provide free access to a range of resources including:

  • Genealogy websites and
  • Two computers with free internet access
  • Printed records for Births, Marriages, Deaths, Baptisms and Burials from as early as 1635 for Havant and the local area
  • Census returns for Havant from 1841
  • Maps of the local area from as early as 1875

Genealogy and local history experts

We also provide a free genealogy and local history service.

Appointments with our specialists are free, but please book in advance by calling 07925 158089 or emailing

  • Tuesday 11am – 1pm Genealogist Christine Russell
  • Friday 10am-12.30pm Local Historian and Genealogist Ann Griffiths