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Research visits

The Heritage Service can host a limited number of researchers throughout the year.

Researchers are supported by our Heritage Research and Engagement Coordinator. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

You can visit our Collections Page to find out about the various aspects of the Heritage Collection.

We’re able to provide tea and coffee during your visit. We don’t currently have any catering facilities on site or nearby, so if you’re coming for the day please bring lunch or snacks to be eaten in the kitchen area.


Research visits are facilitated in our offices. You’ll be based in one of our meeting rooms to give you a quiet space to work. We’re based on the first floor of Gilwell Park, with lift, stairs and accessible toilet access. If you’d like 1-2-1 support during your visit, we’ll try to arrange a heritage volunteer to work with you. This can help to make sure you can access the information you are looking for.

Getting to Gilwell Park

There’s no public transport to Gilwell Park. Buses and trains run to Chingford, which is a 5-minute drive or 30-minute walk.

You’re welcome to drive to Gilwell Park and, when you book, we can send you a map of the site for directions. Please let us know in advance if you need a disability access car parking space by our office entrance, so this can be arranged.