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The Record Office has reopened

Please see ‘Reopening and Booking’ on our home page for new booking procedures and opening hours. Under latest government guidance it is compulsory to wear face coverings in libraries and public reading rooms unless you have an exemption. Visits 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 are quarantined after use for up to 72 hours. This means the availability of our 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.

Record Office to reopen on 13th October

5th October 2020

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.

Please see our new 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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