Local History - Visitor Information
Reading Room access to the archives and library
Visit the Reading Room to research our collections on the history of Tower Hamlets. You are welcome to drop in during our Reading Room opening times. We look forward to seeing you.
Planning your first visit to our Reading Room? Please complete our online registration form.
Christmas opening hours
- We close the Reading Room for Christmas from 7pm on Thursday 21 December 2023. Please note our exhibition will be open for visitors on Friday 22 December, 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm.
- We re-open at 10am on Tuesday 2 January 2024
Reading Room opening hours
- Tuesday and Wednesday 10am – 4.30pm
- Thursday 10am – 7pm
- 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, 10am – 5pm
Saturday opening dates November 2023-March 2024:
4 November 2023
6 January 2024
|Tuesday||10am – 4.30pm|
|Wednesday||10am – 4.30pm|
|Thursday||10am – 7pm|
|Saturday||10am – 5pm (1st and 3rd Saturday of the month)|
How to find us
Local underground and National Rail stations are open and bus services are running.
5 minutes walk from Stepney Green tube station and 10 minutes walk from Mile End tube station.
Bus Routes: 25 and 205 along Mile End Road
There are limited pay and display parking spaces in surrounding roads as well as parking spaces for Tower Hamlets resident's permit holders.
Our building has a ramp and lift and is accessible to wheelchair users.