Virtual Tour

Click on the plan below to explore that section of the building

Plan of the History Centre building

The building is arranged around a simple plan - on each floor rooms are laid out along a central corridor or axis. All the public areas including the local studies library, search room, education spaces and staff facilities are on the ground floor, easily reached from the arcade. The conservation unit is also on the ground floor whilst the archive storage area is on the first floor, well protected from flood risks and with well insulated blank walls preventing solar gain.

A key aim for the spaces inside the building was to make them as accessible as possible to all users. Doorways, room layouts and furniture were be planned with this in mind.

We hope to add short video "tours" of the different sections of the building at a later stage - but if you can't wait you can view the latest photographs of the History Centre on the History Centre site on Facebook.