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 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.