Archived photographs and illustrations

We have thousands of old photographs, postcards, watercolour pictures and illustrations. Some are online and some you'll need to visit the archives to see.

Images on our online catalogue

We have almost 2,000 images online.

Photographs in the archives

Not all of our images are online.

Come and visit the archives in Hertford to take a look. You don't have to make an appointment, though some items may not be available on Saturdays.

Ask us to find or copy an image

You can always ask us to search for a photo, or copy a document for you.


Photography permits and reproduction rights

You'll need to buy a photography permit if you'd like to take your own photos.

Contact us about obtaining reproduction rights if you'd like to reproduce an image.