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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.

Borrow Exhibitions

The Record Office has an active exhibitions programme and we are happy to lend exhibitions to schools, community and local history groups free of charge. Most of our exhibitions are in the form of pull-up banners, although some are on boards.

Conditions of Loan:

We accept that reasonable wear and tear may occur during transportation and use. It is more important that the exhibition is viewed and enjoyed than it is to keep it in pristine condition!

Please report any damage to us as soon as it occurs.

Those borrowing exhibitions must arrange to collect the exhibition from and return it to the Record Office.

If you wish to borrow an exhibition please Contact us giving details of the exhibition and the dates required.