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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.

Room Hire

WE REGRET OUR MEETING ROOM IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR HIRE

Hire Charge

£25 per half day or £50 per full day.

Please note that a day booking is 9.30-4.30. A half-day booking is am: 9.30-12.30 or pm: 1.30-4.30. The Record Office is closed on a Friday. An hourly rate and out-of-hours bookings can be arranged by separate negotiation. Email: recordoffice@leics.gov.uk for a booking form.

Other requirements

Additional equipment is available plus use of a kitchen and crockery etc if required. Further details can be found on the booking form. There are drinks machines available in the Reception area providing hot and cold drinks.