Local history and heritage

Discover Hillingdon's history of places, people and artefacts.

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Come along to one of our creative workshops and be inspired by the stories of the people, businesses, industries and art that have been touched by our local waterway.
Information about our collections, services, research facilities and how to donate an item to our collections.
Includes our latest exhibition on Northwood Cemetery and the Polish Air Force: 5 airmen's personal stories of heroism and sacrifice.
The history and tales of the borough through its people, buildings and natural environment.
View documents, books, albums, statues and more in our archive collections.
Learn about Hillingdon's past residents and local characters.
Look back at events, achievements and read interesting facts about Hillingdon's sporting history.
Explore historical places of interest in the borough of Hillingdon.
Use our interactive map to match paintings in our collection with their actual locations.
Information and resources to help with family and house history, and researching the First World War.