The Record Office is CLOSED until further notice
Focusing on the health and wellbeing of our staff and customers is our top priority. In line with national guidance and government recommendations we have taken the decision to close the record office until further notice. We will not be able to undertake research or give collections advice at this time, but will endeavour to respond to any enquiries, if possible, but this service is dependent upon staff availability. We will put any further updates about the service on our website. We’re encouraging all our customers to stay safe in these unprecedented times by keeping up to date with the latest government guidance at www.gov.uk/coronavirus
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.