Northumberland County Archives

Northumberland County ArchivesThe Northumberland County Archives is open to the public for research, tours, and educational programming. We collect, care for and provide access to archival materials that represent the stories of the people, places and development of Northumberland County.

As the official repository for the municipalities of Alnwick/Haldimand, Brighton, Cobourg, and Cramahe, we hold government records from the past 200 years, including:

  • Bylaws
  • Council and committee minutes
  • Assessment rolls
  • Collectors rolls
  • Birth, marriage, and death registrations
  • Land abstracts and deeds
  • Architectural plans
  • Maps

Over 300 individuals and organizations have donated items dating from the early 19th century to the present day. Each record enriches the story of the social, political, economic and built evolution of our County. We have collections from the private sector ranging in type:

    • Letters, diaries, journals
    • Scrapbooks
    • Photographs
    • Business and organizational records and correspondence
    • Newspapers
    • Military maps, notebooks, publications, medals
    • Artwork
    • Furniture
    • Clothing

How to contact:                                                                                                                            During operating hours: 905-372-0677                                                                                    Outside of operating hours: 905-372-3329 ext. 2242                                                              Email:                                                                          Website:  

Hours:                                                                                                                                              Year-Round: Tuesday and Wednesday 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm                                                  June-August: Monday to Thursday 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Location: 200 Ontario St. Cobourg, Ontario  in the C. Gordon King Centre in Cobourg, a short walk from downtown and the waterfront, sharing a building space with the Cobourg Public Library.