Knowsley Archives Service, based in The ARK: Archive Resource for Knowsley, is home to a wide range of resources that describe the heritage of the people and communities that make up the Borough of Knowsley.

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.

Knowsley Archives Service was awarded Accredited Archive Status by The National Archives in November 2017. You can find our policies here: ARK Access policy ARK Archive policy ARK Collections Management policy ARK Conservation policy ARK Mission Statement ARK Remote Enquiry policy ARK Research Service policy

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

Knowsley Archives Service                                                                      The ARK
1st Floor, The Kirkby Centre
Norwich Way
L32 8RR
Telephone: 0151 443 4365 / 4291
Email: infoheritage@knowsley.gov.uk