The ground floor comprises a reception area and a well stocked shop selling local books, maps, postcards and many other items (many of these are available from our online shop). Adjacent is a spacious Exhibition Room with a changing series of displays of local interest throughout the year.
The Society is well known for its fine collection of old photographs of Bromyard and surrounding villages, together with its considerable documentary archive. This collection has been gradually built up and added to ever since the foundation of the Society in 1966. It is unusual in that the catalogue index contains a large number of personal names making it good source of material for local family historians.
Our purpose built Archive on the first floor is home to our large collection of local records.
The facilities of the Research Room are outlined in a leaflet which is available on request. Suffice to say the Research Room provides a pleasant environment for both the casual enquirer and the serious student of family and local history.
The building has a passenger lift to the first floor and is fully accessible to disabled visitors.
There are no charges for looking round the exhibits. However the Society is entirely dependent on your generosity to operate the centre. The running costs are considerable and donations are most welcome.