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The Record Office has reopened

Please see 'Book Your Visit' on our home page for booking procedures. 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.

Visit the Record Office

Access to the Record Office collections is free to everyone

The service aim is to preserve and provide access to a wide range of resources for researching the history and culture of Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.

The extensive collections, dating from early 1100s to yesterday, include:

  • manuscripts
  • books
  • newspapers
  • maps
  • photographs
  • videos
  • sound recordings

Staff are on hand to help you find the information you need.