Information on visiting The Record Office from 19th July 2021
We are looking forward to welcoming more people back to the Record Office. However the health & wellbeing of visitors and staff remain our key priority. We are therefore taking a more gradual approach to lifting our Covid safety measures. We continue to encourage the use of face coverings for visitors and staff. Visits are still by pre-booking only although unlimited items can now be ordered on demand again. Please see 'Book Your Visit' on our home page for revised booking procedures. Thank you for your patience whilst we implement our gradual reopening plan. UPDATE: The Record Office will be open on SATURDAY mornings 21 August, 4 September and 18 September. We will be CLOSED FOR STOCKTAKING from 25 September to 9 October (inclusive).
Who we are
What we do
The Record Office exists to preserve and provide access to a wide range of resources which can be used to research the history and culture of Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.
The extensive collections, dating from the Domesday Book to yesterday, include archives, books, newspapers, maps, photographs, videos and sound recordings. The Record Office enables you to access all these resources to find out about your family tree, house history, local study, school, college or university projects, and a host of other topics.
Access to the collections is freely available to everyone and staff are on hand to help you find the information you need.
The building is fully accessible for people with physical disabilities. For more details please see below.