Brent Museum and Archive

Kenton Synagogue Jewish Youth Club, 1968-9, published in the Wembley News • Brent Museum and Archive

Brent Museum and Archive is a Local Authority archive, administered by Brent Council. It holds local history material relating the Jewish everyday life in the borough, as well as communal records for Jewish organisations within the area.

Archive Description

Brent Archives holds a variety of material relating to the local area, from Alperton to Uxendon. It holds and collects the records of Brent Council and its predecessors from the seventeenth century onwards as well as the archives of Brent businesses, institutions, societies, families and individuals as well as maps, local newspapers, periodicals, cuttings and ephemera. In addition we have the Local History Library consisting of printed books about the area of Brent, its communities or people. These records cover the history of the local Jewish population.

Access Information

The Archives are open to members of the general public. Users of the archive search room have to sign up for a library card, for which proof of name and address is required.

To access material held off-site, a request must be made at least 3 working days in advance. Material already available in the search room can be accessed on a drop in basis. This includes:
• local pamphlet boxes
• local history reference books
• local history society publications
• directories
• Electoral registers

Archive opening hours can be found on their website.

Online Accessibility

An online catalogue for the Archives can be found on the Brent Council website. Image and photograph collections can be found in this catalogue. For hi-res copies of images, you can contact the Archives, and they can be supplied for a fee. The Archives can be reached at:

Street Address

The Library at Willesden Green – second floor
95 High Road
NW10 2SF

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