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Hertfordshire County Council

We offer a number of services to help you.

 

Conservation service

We offer a conservation advice and repair service.

1 Hour - £60 (plus cost of materials)

See fees and charges



We offer advice on:

  • handling documents and volumes
  • how to treat damaged items
  • how to display, package and wrap
  • preparing collections for deposit or donation.


Our conservator can:

  • assess and repair documents
  • clean and flatten items
  • prepare material for digitisation
  • give talks and workshops.

Document repair – before and after

A before and after example of the repair work we offer:

A before and after picture of a damaged poster that has been restored

 

Conservation supplies

Keep your old documents in good condition for future generations.

 

Digitising your records

We can turn your old documents, photos, slides and videos into digital copies. We can either email them or put them on a CD or DVD.

£36 per hour plus cost of disc or memory stick.

See fees and charges

 

Order a document or a search

You can:

  • order copies of documents
  • ask us to get documents ready before your visit
  • ask us to search for a document for you
  • get permission to reuse an image from the archives.

 

Transcription and translation

If you are struggling to read an original document, you can request our transcription or translation (Latin) service.

£60 per hour

See fees and charges

 

 

Buy books, maps and DVDs

From books, maps and DVDs to archive tours and beginners' workshops, the Heritage Shop has a range of products to help your research.

Maps for planning

If you're looking for maps for planning purposes, we can help. Contact us about maps for planning.

 

Rooms and spaces for hire

We offer two bookable meeting rooms at Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies in Hertford.

Lionel Munby Room

Local studies library room
  • 32 person capacity.
  • 5 tables.
  • Room size - 5.25m x 5.92m.
  • Free wi-fi.
  • Flipchart stand.
  • Screen.
  • Whiteboard.
  • Refreshment facilities in lobby.

Bookable hours

Monday 9:30 - 17:00
Friday 13:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 14:00
Out of hours/weekend bookings are available by arrangement only, as there will be additional staff costs. Please contact us for a quote.

Costs

1 hour booking £20
4 hour booking £70
All day booking £130
Half price for charities and not-for-profit organisations.
10% discount when you make a block booking over a 4 month period.

or call 0300 123 4049.

 

Local Studies Library

Lionel Munby HALS meeting room
  • 50 person capacity as a lecture style.
  • 14 person capacity boardroom style.
  • 6 tables.
  • Free wi-fi.
  • Flipchart stand.
  • Screen.
  • Whiteboard.
  • Refreshment facilities in lobby.
  • 10 PCs at extra cost.
  • Scanner at extra cost.

Bookable hours

Monday to Friday 9:30 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 14:00
Out of hours/weekend bookings are available by arrangement only, as there will be additional staff costs. Please contact us for a quote.

Costs

1 hour booking £20
4 hour booking £70
All day £130
Half price for charities and not-for-profit organisations.
10% discount when you make a block booking over a 4 month period.

or call 0300 123 4049.

 

Extras (bookable in advance)

Projector and screen: £20.

PC hire - available only in the Local Studies Library

  1 hour 4 hours All day
Full price £2 £7 £13
Non-profit organisations £1 £3.50 £6.50

 

 

Commercial photography and filming

Our premises and materials are avaliable for hire, see our fees and charges for details.

 

Exhibition displays, boards and cases

Hire one of our excellent displays on a variety of topics for up to 4 weeks.

  • Cost per display: £30
  • Flat table top cases: £10 each or £20 for three (in addition to the £30 cost per display)
  • Vertical folding display boards: £10 (in addition to the £30 cost per display)

Displays have velcro tabs on the reverse, so they can be hung on felt boards.

Available exhibitions

Votes for Women

About women’s suffrage movement and Hertfordshire’s women who participated, Lady Constance Lytton, Annie Kenny and others. Includes banner and title (smaller titles available on request)

Display - Votes for women


WW1: Taking a Stand: Conscientious Objectors in Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire’s Conscientious objectors included Herbert Morrison from Letchworth, Sir Frederick Osborn and little known Cecil Vernon Proctor

Display - Conscientious Objectors


A County of Soldiers

The History of Hertfordshire’s soldiers, a project to collate material donated by John Sainsbury OBE.

Display - County of soldiers


Zepplins over Hertfordshire

Air raids over Hertfordshire by Zepplins during World War One. Includes a plan for the building of a Zepplin found within the documents at the archives.

Display - Zeppelins over Hertfordshire


Letters Home First World War

Voices from the men who fought in World War One from Hertfordshire, including Arthur Martin Leake of High Cross. (figure not for loan)

Display - Letters home World War 1


A Stitch in Time: Dating old Photographs through Fashion

A look at different fashions through photographs, 1860s to 1920s for men, women and children.

Display - A stitch in time


Other exhibitions:

  • 398th Bomb Group at Nuthampstead
  • Charles Dickens - Hertfordshire Connections
  • Diamond Jubilee (Queen Victoria)
  • Edward VIII, a King in Hertfordshire
  • Graham Greene – Our Man in Berkhamsted
  • Hertfordshire Picture Palaces
  • Olympics
  • Surgery and Medicine – Lister's Legacy
  • Victoria Cross  - Hertfordshire’s VC winners
  • WWI: Watercolours and War
  • WW1: Military Hospitals and Nursing on the Home Front
  • WW1: Recruitment and Conscription

 

Professional advice

We can provide guidance on collection care, exhibition display, history projects and offer specialist training.

See fees and charges.

 

 

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