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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 and follow our social media channels.

Learning Resources

Learning Resources

The Record Office has a range of resources for use by formal and informal learners, community and local history groups and anyone curious about the history of Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.


Learning Resources for Formal Education

The Record Office is able to offer a range of services to schools, colleges, universities and other education providers as follows:-

Free Services

  • Advice to teachers, students and other education professionals on source availability and services provided
  • Advice to undergraduates, post graduates and higher education staff on source availability and services provided
  • Guidance to ‘A’ level students on sources for projects

Chargeable Services

The Record Office has a scale of charges for the following workshop sessions which are available upon request. The fee will depend on the amount of preparation required, the number of participants and the number of staff required for delivery.

  • The office welcomes visits from school, college and university groups on how to use the Record Office and the research facilities on offer. These visits can also include source material on a particular topic being studied at key stages 2, 3, 4 and 5 and related workshop sessions
  • The office is able to visit schools to give advice on sources for ‘A’ level       projects and to give introductory sessions about the Record Office and its holdings
  • The office offers two bookable workshops tailored to the key stage 2 curriculum. These are on ‘the life of a World War One soldier’ which looks at the childhood, employment, enlistment and army service of a World War One soldier born in Leicester. The other workshop entitled ‘ being a local history detective ‘ explores the history of the area where the pupils’ live and where their school is located using a combination of maps, census returns, photographs and local directories.


For further information on any of the above then please contact the Record Office