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Regular Sessions and Events 

Tameside Local Studies and Archives Centre is closed to the public until further notice. In a time of national effort, it is important that we play our part: by protecting what is valuable, maintaining what is essential and by working flexibly to carry out our duties in new ways.

All scheduled events have been cancelled until at least the end of May. This is in response to the latest government advice to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
We will be working behind the scenes to ensure our archives, records and our site are both secure and safe for the duration of our closure.

Whilst we are closed there are still lots of information about our local heritage which you can explore. You can search our image archive for instance and contact us for any other enquires via our website We will also be updating on social media what we are working on, you can follow us on twitter @tmbc_culture and on our blog We are also temporarily able to offer remote access to our Ancestry and FindMyPast subscriptions, for more information on how to access these please see the following link:

We want to take this opportunity at this unprecedented time to thank you for your support and loyalty to Tameside Local Studies and Archives Centre as we maintain and preserve the public records for generations to come.

All these Activities take place at Tameside Local Studies and Archives Centre, Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne. OL6 7SG
To book on any of the activities below please telephone 0161 342 4242 during our opening hours or email


Wednesday 18th
Master classes

2pm - Using creative fiction for your family history

Wednesday 25th
Tameside Bobbin Club

11am - Behind the scenes tour Manchester Central library & Archives

Tuesday 31st
Making Friends with the Archives

2pm - Churches & Chapels


Tuesday 28th
Making Friends with the Archives

2pm - How does your garden grow?



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Tameside Local Studies and Archives Centre
Cotton Street East
Contact by Telephone
0161 342 4242

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