The Medway Archives Centre - Opening Hours

From 5th May 2018 until further notice.
Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm (closed Wednesdays); Saturdays 9.00 am – 12.30 pm.
The Medway Archives Centre is located at 32 Bryant Road, Strood, ME2 3EP (previously the old Strood library).


We are the Friends of Medway Archives Centre (FOMA). Our aims are to help with the conservation and preservation of the records and other materials of historical interest held at the Medway Archives Centre (MAC) and to promote public access.

Photos have been kindly supplied by the Kent Photo Archive Link to external website and Mr Roger Smoothy who digitised the negatives; with permission of Medway Council.

FOMA on Social Media



(Issue 53, February 2019)
20th February 2019




Upcoming Events

Tuesday 2nd April 2019, 7.00 for 7.30 pm
The FOMA AGM will take place on Tuesday 8th April. The agenda for meeting can be found
MAC: Exhibition
Medway’s Women: feted, infamous and forgotten 
18 March – 11 June 2019
Exhibition in the foyer....
MAC: Talk
Beer, murder, trains and more beer: the part of Rochester that’s Chatham 
Saturday 8 June, Time TBC
A talk by Rob Flood....
MAC: Exhibition
Short Brothers in Kent - the Rochester years 
June 17 – September 17 2019
Exhibition in the foyer....
MAC: Talk
Short Brothers: the Rochester Years 
Wednesday 3 July, 2.30pm
A talk by Philip MacDougall...


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The Friends of Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre.
Excepted Charity registration number XR92894.