5 days to go!

Just 5 days to go until our Discovery Day!

On Saturday 8th September we are throwing open the doors, so you can come and find out all about what we do, what we keep here, and how we can help you with your research.

One of our main events is a keynote speech from historian and television presenter Dr Nick Barratt, who recently dropped in for a chat. Here he is in the Essex County Council chamber, giving you some top tips on researching your family tree:


Dr Barratt’s talk, ‘Why do we still need archives when we’ve got the internet?’, is at 1.30pm, and entry is free. Places are limited, so guarantee your seat by pre-booking on 01245 244620. See our events page for more details about everything else that’s going on at the Discovery Day and out other great events.

The Discovery Day is part of Heritage Open Days.