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FAQs about Library and Archives

Can I visit the Roger Cadbury Library?
Yes, we welcome visitors to the library and archives by appointment Monday to Friday (9am-5pm). To arrange an appointment, please email our Heritage team at sellymanor@bvt.org.uk with the dates and times you would like to visit.

Do I have to pay to visit the library?
There is no charge to access the library or archive. We do welcome donations towards the care and management of this important historic asset. Please discuss this with the Heritage Manager when you access the collections.

Where else can I find information on Bournville’s heritage?
If you are looking for information, archives or photographs related to the Cadbury business (including the factory), please contact Mondelez International by going to www.mondelezinternational.com

We also have an archive at the Library of Birmingham. This collection is not catalogued in detail but you can find an overview of its contents and details of how to access it at www.birmingham.gov.uk

The Cadbury Research Library at the University of Birmingham holds archives relating to Bournville and the Cadbury family. The Cadbury Papers date from 1881 – 1970 and mainly relate to the cocoa trade in West Africa between 1900 and 1960. The Papers of Laurence Cadbury (George Cadbury’s son) are also held there. For further information, please go to www.birmingham.ac.uk

How do I donate a document, book or object to your library and archives?
We love welcoming new items to our collection and whilst we can’t accept all offers, each donation is carefully considered. If your donation meets our collection policy, and we do not already have the same object, then we would love to hear from you. Please email sellymanor@bvt.org.uk for further information.

I have written a book / paper on Bournville’s heritage, would this be suitable for your library and archives?
If the item meets our collection policy, then yes. Please email sellymanor@bvt.org.uk for further details.

Can I use an image from your archives in my book, magazine or TV programme?
We hold a wealth of images in our archive. If the image/s are owned by BVT, and we hold the copyright, then we will consider requests for its publication. Please get in touch and let us know what image/s you would like to use. If the publication of the image is for educational purposes, we will normally provide the image for free as long as it is credited to Bournville Village Trust. For commercial requests, a fee may be charged.

I would like to come and film in Bournville, who should I contact?
We welcome filming in Bournville. All requests should be directed to our Head of Communications by emailing enquiries@bvt.org.uk or by calling 0300 333 6540

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