North Lanarkshire Archives

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North Lanarkshire Archives collects and preserves the historical records of North Lanarkshire, covering the areas of Airdrie, Bellshill, Coatbridge, Cumbernauld, Kilsyth, Motherwell, Shotts, Stepps and Wishaw.

This unique resource is there for you to use – free of charge.

Visit the archives to research your family history, the history of your house or your local area. We also welcome enquiries by telephone, e-mail and letter.

We are situated in North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre, High Road, Motherwell, just a short walk from Motherwell Railway Station.

For more information follow the links below.

*** Please note that every year in early January North Lanarkshire Archives closes to the public for a week for essential maintenance and collection management purposes.  We use this time to work on our collections to improve our service to researchers throughout the year. ***


About our collections

» About our collections

Find out about our collections.

Collection Highlights

» Collection Highlights

Every month we will feature one of our collections.

» Enquiries

Our services.


» Planning your visit

How to plan your visit.


» Donating records

Find out how to donate records.

» Outreach and learning

Find out about our outreach and learning.

» Volunteers and placements

Find out how to volunteer or get a placement.

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre


Frequently asked questions.