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The Record Office has reopened

Please see ‘Reopening and Booking’ on our home page for new booking procedures and opening hours. Under latest government guidance it is compulsory to wear face coverings in libraries and public reading rooms unless you have an exemption. Visits will need to be pre-booked and we have made some additional changes in the search rooms, visitor facilities and the reception area to ensure we remain Covid-secure. Guidance from the National Archives recommends that archival materials are quarantined after use for up to 72 hours. This means the availability of our records may vary and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We will continue to be able to help by telephone or email and we encourage you to use these methods where possible. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Leics Record Office @RecordOffice

6 days ago

Interesting article about the history of Leicester University. The surviving records of Carlton Hayes Hospital, formerly Leicestershire & Rutland Asylum are with us @RecordOffice

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Collecting the Crisis

31st March 2020 to 31st July 2020

Just like any other national event - such as a general election or the late referendum on membership of the EU - we need to collect material which will reflect the local impact and response. Therefore we are asking YOU to assist us in amassing…

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Record Office to reopen on 13th October

5th October 2020

The Record Office will reopen on Tuesday 13 October 2020. Under latest government guidance it...

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Thomas Cook Comes Home

13th January 2020

When international travel company Thomas Cook collapsed in September 2019 an outcry about the fate...

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‘Making Better Citizens’

31st July 2019

Our current exhibition is ‘Making Better Citizens’. The 4th August 2019 marks exactly 75 years...

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