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International Heritage Centre

The Salvation Army International Heritage Centre tells the story of The Salvation Army from its origins in the 1860s to the present, both in the UK and overseas.

We collect, preserve, catalogue, research and make accessible material that tells us about the life and work of the Movement. Our collections form a library, archive and museum.

The Heritage Centre will be closed on Friday 28 November and Wednesday 3 December.

Christmas Closure: Monday 22 December to Friday 2 January. There may be a delay in responses to enquiries during this period.

Visit Us

You can find us at:
William Booth College
Denmark Hill
London
SE5 8BQ

Admission to our reading room and museum is free. However if you would like to visit us to view items from our library or archive collection, you will need to make an appointment by contacting us either by telephone 020 7326 7800 or email heritage@salvationarmy.org.uk.

Opening times

We are open from Tuesday - Friday 9.30am - 4.00pm.

If you enter the main reception, you will receive directions to our location on the third floor.

William Booth College is opposite Denmark Hill station, where trains run to Blackfriars, St Pancras, Victoria and Clapham Junction.

Bus routes 40, 176, 185 and 484 stop outside the College.

Contact Us

Telephone: 020 7326 7800
Email: heritage@salvationarmy.org.uk.
 

Catalogue

The catalogue comprises descriptions of more than 7,000 documents and books in our archive and library. This represents only a small fraction of our total holdings. Additional catalogue records will be added several times a year. Search the catalogue

Heritage Centre Enquiries

We provide a service of answering research enquiries, which includes questions relating to family history, academic study or media research. Your question may be related to items in our collections or may be about general Salvation Army history.

An initial enquiry we will answer for free.

If your enquiry requires in-depth research, we will let you know. A charge of £20 per hour of research will need to be paid if you wish us to proceed. 

Please email your enquiry to: heritage@salvationarmy.org.uk

Please note it can take up to 5 working days to receive a reply from us.