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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.

Record Office to re-open on 20th April

6th April 2021

The Record Office will re-open on Tuesday 20th April 2021.

In accordance with the latest government advice, the wearing of face coverings is compulsory in the office unless you have an exemption and we will be adhering to social distancing and other guidance. Visits to the Record Office will need to be pre-booked and we have made some additional changes in the search rooms, visitor facilities and the reception area to ensure we remain Covid-secure.

Guidance from The National Archives recommends that archival materials will need to be quarantined after use for up to 72 hours. This means the availability of our archives and records may vary and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please see our booking procedures and opening hours below.

We will continue to be able to help by telephone or email and we encourage you to use these methods where possible.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Searchroom Booking Procedures & Opening Hours

Searchroom Booking Query Form

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