TEMPORARY CHANGES TO OPENING HOURS FROM 26 FEBRUARY
The Record Office is currently closed on Mondays and last entry on Wednesdays is 5.00pm. We are also open on only two Saturdays per month. For more details, please see Latest News on our Home page. 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. We remain closed 12.30 - 13.30 for cleaning and ventilation.
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.
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.