Information on visiting The Record Office from 19th July 2021
We are looking forward to welcoming more people back to the Record Office. However the health & wellbeing of visitors and staff remain our key priority. We are therefore taking a more gradual approach to lifting our Covid safety measures. We continue to encourage the use of face coverings for visitors and staff. Visits are still by pre-booking only although unlimited items can now be ordered on demand again. Please see 'Book Your Visit' on our home page for revised booking procedures. Thank you for your patience whilst we implement our gradual reopening plan. UPDATE: The Record Office will be open on SATURDAY mornings 21 August, 4 September and 18 September. We will be CLOSED FOR STOCKTAKING from 25 September to 9 October (inclusive).
The Record Office will reopen on Tuesday 13 October 2020.
Under latest government guidance it is compulsory to wear face coverings in libraries and public reading rooms unless you have an exemption. 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.
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.