Kingston University is located within the ancient market town of Kingston-upon-Thames. The history department works closely with local people and organisations, and it has links to a number of excellent research resources and historic sites both locally and within the London area. Here is just a selection:
Kingston’s Local History Studies and Archives has moved to a new home in central Kingston, located at the Borough’s Guildhall.
Kingston Museum‘s recent exhibition ‘1914: Remembering Kingston at War‘ was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and co-ordinated by The Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Imperial War Museum, which leads the global First World War Commemoration Partnership
Langdon Down Museum of Learning Disability in Teddington.
Surrey History Centre, Woking holds the county archives and their website Exploring Surrey’s Past is excellent for finding out about historic places, people, museums, topics from crime to agriculture and even asking questions.
The National Archives, Kew check out the latest version of their catalogue Discovery which now links TNA records with those from 2,500 archives across the country. You can also read TNA’s blog here. Nicola Phillips (formerly of Kingston University and now at Royal Holloway, University of London) is a member of TNA User Advisory Group, so if you have any comments or questions about their services or the catalogue please contact her.
The Historical Association Public History Committee is the best place to find out about and share your views on all forms of public history, including musuems, archives, archeology, heritage and local history. Nicola Phillips is a member of the committee so if you have any comments or issues you would like raised please contact her.