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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.

Projects

The Record Office is very happy to assist groups with heritage projects and we have a wealth of resources and experience of funding applications and project delivery.

If you are planning a project please read our guidance here.

Recent Projects

Diwali Project
We were delighted to help with the commemoration of Leicester’s Diwali celebrations which have grown to be the largest outside of India. This is a great achievement for the community members who put so much effort into making them a success, and we were very pleased to add new Diwali material to our holdings so future generations will understand the origins of Leicester’s celebrations.

Abhilekh Project with the Centre for Indian Classical Dance
The word abhilekh means archive in the Sanskrit language. We have been working with CICD which received funding for their project to create a physical and virtual archive of their work. The Record Office has helped by providing training for volunteers and holding the physical archive.