Skip to content
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).

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.