At Hampshire Archives and Local Studies we help bring Hampshire’s history to life.

From our base at Hampshire Record Office in Winchester we preserve and provide access to archives relating to Hampshire, and film and sound material relating to central southern England.

You can find a huge range of records to satisfy your curiosity and piece together hidden histories.

Use Wessex Film and Sound Archive to experience history, from late Victorian times to the present day, through moving images and sound recordings.

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Wessex Film and Sound Archive

Wessex Film and Sound Archive (WFSA) collects and preserves archived films. They hold:

  • over 22,000 cinefilms and video recordings
  • over 16,000 sound recordings

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We work closely with our partners who support, promote and research Hampshire archives. Hampshire Genealogical Society is based at Hampshire Record Office.

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You can also support Hampshire Archives and Local Studies by volunteering or making a donation to help us preserve Hampshire's history.

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