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Information on visiting The Record Office from 11th October 2021

Our opening hours have returned to normal, except we are closed 12.30 - 13.30 for cleaning and ventilation. Searchroom capacity has been increased and there is now no need to book. The health and wellbeing of visitors and staff remain our key priority and we continue to encourage social distancing and the wearing of face coverings. Please see 'Visit Us' for more details, including opening hours. We look forward to welcoming back more visitors.

Depositing Records

Depositing material with us

Are you thinking of depositing some of your records with us?

We regularly receive deposits of archival material, either on loan, or as a donation. In the case of a material taken on loan, the records remain the property of the depositor; though we undertake to store them securely, to preserve them and to make them available, under supervision, in our searchroom. A donation will transfer the ownership of the records to us, usually with rights over reproduction, exhibition and publication.

Please contact us if you are thinking of depositing material. We will be happy to discuss the type of deposit and any necessary arrangements. We will ask you to complete a Receipt for New Accessions form; which will tell us your contact details, whether it is a donation or deposit, and any restrictions upon access or use, as well as useful information about the records.

Our Collections Policy will give further information about the  sort of archive or local studies material we collect.