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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 Statement 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 current policies here:

Archive policy 2023 Access policy 2023 Collections Conservation 2023 Collections Management Policy 2023 Digital Policy 2023 Remote Enquiry policy 2023 Research Service Policy 2024

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

The ARK (Knowsley Archives)                                                                      
1st Floor, The Kirkby Centre
Norwich Way
Merseyside  L32 8XY
Telephone: 0151 443 4365 / 4291

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