Visit the Photography Gallery for an exciting and informative investigation of your valuable family photos and artefacts. Located upstairs, the Gallery is an area of the show dedicated to the photos of our past. 

Find out more about our experts:

Maureen Taylor, known as the Photo Detective, is an internationally known expert on photo identification. She travels extensively giving presentations on photo identification, preservation and family history.

Neil Storey is the award winning author of over 30 books on social and military history subjects, is a regular Family Tree magazine feature writer and author of the now essential book 'Family Military Photographs and How to Date Them.' He is currently working on the follow-up volume 'Family Civilian Uniform Photographs and How to Date Them' which will include such organisations as the British Red Cross Society, St John's Ambulance Brigade, Boy Scouts, Guides, Salvation Army, Air Raid Precautions, police and fire units. So if the photograph has a uniform on it - bring it along!

Neil will be joined by Major Graham Bandy, Military Historian and Genealogy Website Moderator. Neil and Graham will interpret family military photographs - date, identify and learn more about what the badges and insignia worn by your ancestors signify in their historical context.

Molly Housego is a Costume and Textile historian and lecturer and author of 'Women in the Second World War' and 'Women in the First World War' and will interpret your family photographs using costume details.

These services are free but please remember to bring your photos and heirlooms with you!