Tobago Archives Services
We offer services to help you access and use our archival collection.
Staff are available to assist you with conducting your research, find answers to your questions and help you in using our collections, finding aids and other resources. Researchers can make their request by visiting the Archives’ reference area or contacting us via telephone or email. We welcome visits from historians, genealogical researchers, cultural producers, writers and other researchers.
Our outreach activities target different constituencies of users such as students, scholars, and the general community. We aim to raise awareness of the existence of the Archives and to foster a greater appreciation of our history and documentary heritage. Outreach activities include in-house exhibitions, tours, open houses, poster displays, social media postings, online blogs, talks and instructional sessions. The records are also highlighted through the production of publications such as brochures, guidelines and booklets.
The Tobago Archives offer reproduction services in two main formats: photocopies and digital scans. Copying of records will be done by Archives staff as time permits, depending on physical condition or format of the record, and if the binding is sturdy. A small fee is charged for photocopies.
Due to space limitations, appointments are advised. This will also allow staff to expedite your research visit and ensure the archives you wish to consult are available for research. To make an appointment, researchers should contact the Archives at least TWO working days before you wish to visit.
The Archives is open 8:30 AM-4:00 pm, Monday-Friday, with the exception of public holidays.
Please note that the Archives closes promptly at 4:00 pm, therefore, the last record request must be submitted by 3:30 pm.
Phone: 868-639-2256 (ext. 1205/1220)