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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.

Research

Research and Consultation Services

If you are unable to visit the Record Office or need advice about what to do next in your research, we may be able to help you! Whilst we cannot undertake prolonged research, we can undertake searches of up to an hour in physical or online records.

Or, if you are stuck, why not book a consultation with an archivist who can offer professional advice on your research and where to look next. Research and consultation is charged at £15 for 30 minutes (minimum bookable time) or £25 for one hour. We do not charge for advice on our holdings and we will ensure that you are fully informed of the availability of source material and likelihood of success before we recommend further research. However, please bear in mind that the payment is for the search rather than results.

If you are looking for your own records (for example adoption or care information) you are probably making a Subject Access Request. This can be done through Leicestershire County Council. You will not normally be charged for access to or copies of your own records.

In all cases please contact us if you need help and we will be able to advise you further.