The Record Office is CLOSED until further notice
Focusing on the health and wellbeing of our staff and customers remains our top priority. In line with national guidance and government recommendations we will close our Record Office from 4pm on Wednesday 4 November. The closure of our Record Office, along with other cultural and heritage attractions across the nation, will mean tougher times ahead for those working in the sector. We hope to continue to support researchers by responding to enquiries and providing copies of records where possible. Please make use of our online catalogues and resources. We will let you know when bookings are open again. We’re all in this together and will make sure our approach reflects the latest government guidelines. Keep up to date by visiting www.gov.uk/coronavirus and follow our social media channels.
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.