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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).

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