Research Centre

The Group runs an informal family history Reseach Centre in Leiston. This is housed in the Old Council Room of the Leiston Council Offices in Old Post Office Square, Main Street, opposite the Long Shop Museum. There is convenient public parking (including disabled parking) immediately outside.  Postcode IP16 4ER

The Research Centre is open to the general public, and provides free access to a variety of family history advice and reference material. It is open on the first and third Saturday morning of each month, and on Wednesdays by prior appointment. If you wish to request an appointment, please contact Maggie Strutt on 01728 602298 or

You will be welcomed by the following volunteers:

Autumn Rota 2017

Would-be visitors are advised to check on availability of the room before making any special journeys. Please note that access is via a steep staircase.