Merton Heritage and Local Studies Centre


What we hold


Our collection includes local history information on Colliers Wood, Merton, Mitcham, Morden, Pollards Hill, Raynes Park, Wimbledon and West Barnes. Sources include photographs of historic Merton and its various districts, local maps, electoral registers and trade directories, Council minute and agenda books, a small collection of Merton parish registers (up to 1812), genealogical guides and resources, local biographical resources, a large collection of local history books, articles and ephemera, local history magazines and periodicals as well as specialist collections on Merton Priory, Admiral Lord Nelson, William Morris and the Arts & Crafts Movement.Library users can also enjoy free access to the Ancestry website via public computers.


Talks and exhibitions


A wide range of local history talks and exhibitions on the heritage of Merton are available to community groups, schools and local businesses.


Local history books


Our local history shop sells a large selection of books, postcards and maps on different aspects of Merton's heritage.


Location and opening hours


Located on the second floor of Morden Library , Merton Civic Centre.

Opening times:

Monday - Friday: 10am-5pm

Saturday: 10am-5pm

Sunday: Closed


Contact us

Merton Heritage and Local Studies Centre,
2nd floor, Morden Library,
Merton Civic Centre,
London Road
Morden SM4 5DX Tel. 020 8545 3239/4038
Email: [email protected]


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