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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.

Record Office Staff Talks

Special Subject Talks by Record Office Staff

  1. The Work of the Record Office: an introduction to the office and its sources (held at the Record Office to show the range of resources, public search rooms and procedures and strongroom – time permitting).
  2. Church Monuments of Leicestershire and Rutland
  3. Sir Thomas Shirley and the great Shirley pedigree
  4. The Leicestershire Regiment and Ladysmith (Boer War)
  5. The Crimean War and Leicestershire
  6. Leicester’s Unemployed March to London, 1905
  7. Honest Men but Destitute – the plight of Leicestershire’s Framework Knitters
  8. Elizabeth Heyrick – An Uncompromising Friend of Liberty
  9. Burning Passions – The Struggle for Women’s Suffrage in Leicestershire
  10. The Census – people count
  11. The Life and Times of Richard III
  12. Tales of the Titanic
  13. Data Protection for Community Groups
  14. The Base Hospital – The 5th Northern General Hospital, Leicester & its satellites, 1909-1918
  15. Passing Muster – The Leicestershire Militia, c. 950-1939
  16. Death, Disease & Data Protection – hospital and asylum archives in the Record Office
  17. Know Your Place – local maps in the Record Office
  18. Maps for Family History