Medway Archives Centre – Another year of discovery ahead

Come along and discover for yourself the wealth of documents, photographs, maps, records and knowledge relating to the Medway area that are held at MAC. Whether you’re researching your ancestry, discovering the history of your home, or want to know more about Medway’s favourite celebrity, Charles Dickens.

Everyone is welcome to come and browse, or have a chat with the team who will be delighted to help you. You can also book an appointment for a private viewing of one of our collections. Or why not attend one of our special events, talks or exhibitions?

We have a wide range of activities planned for this year, so put the dates in your diary and enjoy an informative and relaxing hour or two delving into Medway’s past.

Don’t worry if you’re unable to visit us, you can even search the Archives from home via our website.

Exhibition: Watts’ Charity in Medway

It’s the final few days of our exhibition looking at the history and estates of the Watts’ Charity their property holdings, and the background history to many of the buildings that they owned, and some that they still own.

Runs until 14 January


Exhibition: Picture Medway

Come and admire the photographic work created by talented young people of Medway as part of the Picture Medway Project.

Teenagers from across the area have taken the time to capture their perspective of Medway and what the area means to them.

Runs from 16 January until 18 February

Or join our exhibition talk & presentation on Wednesday, 19 February 11am

Free to attend. No need to book

Exhibition: Pembroke

A Pictorial Journey from Naval Barracks to University Campus, is a visual history of Pembroke using photographs from the Local Studies Collections, and is a tantalising taster of the many images we have.

Runs from 20 – 25 February

Free to attend: No need to book



Exhibition: Women Power

An exhibition celebrating group action, education and comradeship, featuring material held in our archives and with contributions from local Soroptimists, Women’s Institutes and Girl Guides.

See how these organisations have shaped and enhanced the lives of local women and how they have helped to record life in Medway’s towns and villages in the last 100 years.

Runs from 2 March until 19 May

Free to attend. No need to book

Special Event: Women Power

Look out for more details to follow soon. To tie in with International Women’s Day, we will host a special event linked to our Women Power exhibition. Additional materials will be available that provide a fascinating insight into the role of women and women’s organisations.

Saturday, 7 March. 11am – 3pm

Free to attend. No need to book


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