The Record Office is CLOSED until further notice
Focusing on the health and wellbeing of our staff and customers is our top priority. In line with national guidance and government recommendations we have taken the decision to close the record office until further notice. We will not be able to undertake research or give collections advice at this time. We will put any further updates about the service on our website. We’re encouraging all our customers to stay safe in these unprecedented times by keeping up to date with the latest government guidance at www.gov.uk/coronavirus
We shall lead in the collection, care and dissemination of the historic records of Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland. Our staff, our buildings and the service we offer shall be second to none – providing an archive of which everyone can be proud and which inspires others; in professionalism, service and innovation.
Ours is a global service, making accessible here and throughout the world archives of universal appeal and relevance.
We work with a wide range of partners; preserving records of triumph, endurance and everyday life – to tell the story of our region.
We are pioneers in broadening ways of reaching our audience; telling the story of our region and enabling people to form a tangible link to their past.
We embrace new techniques and technologies; seeking out records in every modern format and preserving all we have by the latest means and to the highest professional standards.
We celebrate our traditional skills; in interpreting the writing and language of the past and in caring for our paper and parchment.
We are the collective memory of all ages and all communities, guarding their historic record and ensuring their rights over it. We shall care for our collections with integrity and impartiality. We shall not judge, and we will always uphold the legal and ethical rights of our region’s citizens.
We shall be professional in all we do. We shall support and train our staff and expect the highest standards of them. We shall be honest, diligent and adventurous in pursuit of our vision.