Books overview

Most of the books in the museum’s collection are ‘working tools’ to help with enquiries and research – histories and biographies, and ‘how to do it’ books on local history such as researching the history of your house. Some, though, are more in the nature of artefacts – museum objects in themselves, such as Toynbee’s 150 years old proposals for the formation of local museums, and Wingfield’s early tennis manual.

Collection enquiries and research

We are very happy to welcome members of the public who wish to consult our collections for research. Please contact us in advance to arrange an appointment at a time when the Museum is not open to the public.

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