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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.

Events, Exhibitions & Projects

The Record Office has an active and vibrant programme of events and exhibitions and regularly undertakes project work with partners.
Please click the headings at the side to find out more about what’s on and how we can help you or your group. Our project planning guidance may also be useful if you are intending to apply for funding for heritage activities.
Many exhibitions are available to borrow, free of charge and we are always keen to receive ideas for new exhibitions and events.
If there is something you would like us to consider for the future please contact us.