Protecting the Consumer and Servicing
the Trade with Independence and Integrity

Access to the Library and Archives



Making an archive enquiry

We welcome enquiries from researchers and members of the public who wish to utilise the information held in our archive and library. The Assay Office offers the following services:

  • Visits to the archive and library. You are welcome to visit the Assay Office in person to access our books and research material. Appointments must be made in advance through the Heritage Officer. Archive visit costs start from £25 per day, which contributes to the maintenance and organisation of the archive and library. Discounts apply for students. For further information and to make a booking contact 0871 871 6020 or use our contact form. 

  • We are happy to conduct research on your behalf on Birmingham jewellers, silversmiths, precious metals, jewellery and local history using the resources in our library and archive. Please contact us in the first instance to discuss your requirements. Please note that fees apply for such research.

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