Discover or learn more about an ancestor. Explore our extensive research resources.
The Research Centre is located at No. 9 Quality Row, Kingston. It was originally built in 1839 as the home for the Royal Engineer and has been fully renovated.
For a small entry fee, you can explore the house and general history resources, as well as view the Kingston and Arthurs Vale DVD documentary in the lounge.
Additional fees and services enable you to undergo assisted research during your visit, or you can opt for an extended research enquiry with the help of Research Centre staff.
Available resources include:
A microfilm collection of original records dating back to 1788;
Historic maps and plans of buildings and structures;
A fascinating reference collection in our reading room;
Digitised and hard copy folders for individuals, convicts, civil and military personnel from each of the settlement periods;
Databases and selected online sites; and
Take home copies of records and colourful lifeways, relax and enjoy watching our informative Our Heritage DVD (also for sale).
Open Monday to Friday, 11:00am to 3:00pm.
Entry fee is $5.00 per person (school students are free of charge).
Assisted research is $10.00 per topic / per hour of research or, alternatively, extended research is $35.00 per topic / per two hours of research with a charge of $10.00 per topic / per extra hour thereafter.
Please note that photocopying and printing charges also apply at 50c per A4 copy (black and white).
Phone: (+6723) 23009