Local archives

Gainsborough Heritage Centre's archives cover a wide range of historical information relating to Gainsborough. Here are some of the areas we hold information on.

Burials and cemeteries

We hold burial records and information about local cemeteries which may help with tracing your family tree. See our 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 our Companies page for more information about Gainsborough businesses.

Newspaper archives

Our 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 our Newspaper archives page for further information.


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 our Marshall's section for more information.

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