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The ARK (Archive Resource for Knowsley)

1st floor

The Kirkby Centre

Norwich Way

L32 8XY

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Telephone: 0151 443 4291


  • Book in advance
  • Wheelchair access
  • Research Service
  • Proof of identity required

Opening hours: Appointments must be booked at least 24 hours in advance, with sessions available at the following times: Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 10-12 and 2-4; Thursday: 10-12

  • Annual closure: The annual stock take occurs over 2 weeks in January, to be advised. A limited enquiry service will be offered during the closure period, with telephone and email enquiries being dealt with by the Team. Customers can still access all of their online services
  • Disabled access: 1st Floor accessible via lifts and stairs; level access to the ARK; low vision magnification tools available
  • Reprographics: photocopies
  • Finding aids: ARK User Guide and Search Room Guidelines available in leaflet form; hard copy catalogue also available
  • ARCHON code: 1076

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    Collections information

    Organisations (44)

    Families (1)

    Paper catalogues available to view at The National Archives - (9)

    • NRA 38421 Huyton Cricket Club link to scanned list
    • NRA 38420 Independent Order of Oddfellows, Manchester Unity: Farmers Rest Lodge, Tarbock link to scanned list
    • NRA 38419 Kirkby, Lydiate and Melling Nursing Association link to scanned list
    • NRA 38435 Knowsley Archives: misc accessions
    • NRA 29475 Lancashire parishes
    • NRA 32459 Merseyside schools
    • NRA 38422 National Association of Colliery Overmen, Deputies and Shotfirers and National Union of Mineworkers link to scanned list
    • NRA 15069 Prescot Urban District Council
    • NRA 38418 Whiston Hospital link to scanned list


    These are selected lists of new or additional collections that were acquired by this archive during a specific year. If a date is not displayed there are no accessions for that year.

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