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What you need to know when visiting the History Room


The History Room is our secure and quiet space for looking at original records and heritage material, including the Allport and Crowther collections. On your first visit please bring photographic Identification and something that has your address on it.  Many people use their driver’s licence for this.

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.
  • leave any bags in the lockers provided, including computer bags and handbags.
  • 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.

To get help with finding records you can access our guide to searching the archive collection, browse our guides to records, or ask us

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. Personal Information Protection Policy​.