Norfolk Heritage Centre

Norfolk Heritage Centre is the perfect place to begin your local, family or house history research.

The Heritage Centre is on the second floor of the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library.

Opening times

  • Monday to Friday – 10am-7pm
  • Saturday – 9am-5pm

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Resources and facilities

There is a large local studies collection of more than half a million printed volumes, maps, newspapers and photographs with free online resources and access to the most popular Norfolk Record Office archives.

There are microform readers (and reader-printers) and PCs with access to the internet and all the subscriptions Norfolk Library and Information Service offers for free, including Find My Past and the British Newspaper Archive.

Please remember to bring your Norfolk Library card, CARN ticket, or proof of name and address if you wish to access any items from the Norfolk Heritage Centre store. Please contact us in advance if you have any queries about our collections.

Online resources

Did you know the Norfolk Heritage Centre runs a podcast?  Explore our local studies collection and discover more about this beautiful county.

You can search our local studies resources direct from the library catalogue.

For wills, parish registers and other Norfolk Record Office resources, search the Norfolk Record Office online catalogue

For family history and genealogy research, search the Find My Past database (free access on computers in libraries only) 


Norfolk Heritage Centre hosts a varied events programme, including introduction to family history courses, summer schools and themed evening lectures. Heritage Hour is a regular drop-in, featuring talks on a wide variety of topics and research clinics.

Find out more about our events

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