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Dudley's Heritage

Breathtaking nature reserves and parklands, a stunning canal network, award winning visitor attractions and an internationally renowned Glass Quarter.

 Dudley borough has been shaped by its natural resources; by its rich geological heritage. 

Historical Research

If you would like more information about Dudley borough’s fascinating and varied history, the following services may be of interest:

Dudley archives and local history service

The Dudley archives and local history service has a comprehensive collection of information relating to Dudley borough from the 12th century to the present day - including business ledgers, maps and school records with more than 80,000 books and pamphlets and around 18,000 images.

Black Country history

The new Black Country history website is an online database for the four Black Country museum and archive services in Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton.  It contains details of the collections held at each of the Black Country museums, information about the people who have shaped the history of the area and photographs and documents about the towns and city that make up the Black Country.


Dudley Archives and Local History Centre
Tipton Road,

Tel: 01384 812770
Email: archives.centre@dudley.gov.uk

Archives & Local History Centre