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).
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.