About

Battersea Town hall

Our digital archive platform is a freely accessible site which combines materials from our building’s time as Battersea Town Hall and Battersea Arts Centre.

The material is held physically by the Wandsworth Heritage Service at Battersea Library.

You are welcome to visit their searchroom in person during opening hours. Please give advance notice if you wish to view any archive material, by emailing heritage@gll.org.uk

Battersea Library

As well as searching material on our site, you can also search their catalogue, which includes the items represented on this site. (We recommend searching the ‘Any Text’ field to begin with)

We’ve already uploaded 10,000 images. By breaking these stories out of their boxes, we hope more people will engage with our history.

Our cataloguing and digitisation work is ongoing. You may find gaps in our descriptions, or suggested changes, but if you know something that could help us, you can add comments to items on this site to add what you know.

The archive has been created with the help and the stories of  artists, theatre-goers, volunteers, and Battersea residents. By contributing your story, comment or photograph, you can help us too.

If you have further enquiries, please contact heritage@bac.org.uk for more information. To find out more about the history of our building, click here.

Battersea Arts Centre www.bac.org.uk