Visiting the History Room

The History Room at 91 Murray Street, Hobart, is our secure and quiet space for looking at original records and heritage material. On your first visit please bring photographic identification and something that has your address on it. Many people use their driver licence for this.

History Room opening hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 9:30am to 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:30am to 2:00pm

You can search for and request archival items here. If you would like to order reference items in advance, complete this request form. Please contact us if you would like help with ordering items.

Terms and conditions

History Room conditions of entry and terms of use from the Archives Regulations 2014

These conditions of entry and terms of use are intended to:

  • ensure the proper preservation of heritage and archival material for current and future researchers.
  • enable others to undertake research without being disturbed.

You should:

  • register daily.
  • ensure the preservation of all material used.
  • do not write in or on the material, place anything on it, lean on it or fold, crease, cut, mark or otherwise damage or mutilate the material.
  • use only a pencil or computer for note-taking.
  • not eat or drink inside the History Room.
  • ensure that others using the History Room are not disturbed or interrupted by your actions.
  • use a mobile phone, camera or other equipment only after consultation with staff.

A person who does not comply with, or contravenes, these rules may be excluded or removed from the History Room by staff or be subject to the financial penalties specified in the Archives Regulations 2014 and/or the Libraries Act 1984 and associated regulations.

Personal Information Protection Statement

Personal information will be collected from you in order to provide you with access to the History Room. Personal information is managed in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Act 2004 (Tas) and may be accessed by the individual to whom it relates on request to the Department of Education.

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