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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.

Visit Us

You can find us at:
William Booth College,

Admission to our reading room and museum is free.

If you would like 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

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.

Opening times

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

 During the 150th anniversary Boundless Congress, the Heritage Centre will be open as follows:

  • Monday 29 June
    • 9.30am – 8pm
  • Tuesday 30 June - Friday 3 July
    • 9.30am – 5pm
  • Saturday 4 July
    • 10am – 5pm 
  • Sunday 5 July
    • Closed
  • Monday 6 July
    • 9.30am – 4pm

Contact Us

Telephone: 020 7326 7800


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:

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