Local Archives

Gainsborough Heritage Centre's archives cover a wide range of historical information relating to Gainsborough. Below lists the Centre's collection of records:


Burials and cemeteries

The Centre holds burial records and information about local cemeteries which will help with tracing your family tree. See the Burials and cemeteries page for more information.


Gainsborough has been the home for two famous companies, Rose Brothers and Marshall's as well as many other businesses ranging from shops to manufacturing. See the Companies page for more information about Gainsborough businesses.

Newspaper archives

The Centre's archive of local newspapers provides an often eye-opening look into many social aspects of Gainsborough life and can help put your research into context. See the Newspaper archives page for further information on the Centre's records.


Interest in vehicles and machinery built by Marshall's in Gainsborough remains high throughout the world. Gainsborough Heritage Centre has an extensive archive of Marshall's information, including original drawings, manuals and artefacts from this world-famous company. See the Marshall's section for more information.