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The Record Office is CLOSED until further notice

Owing to the current national lockdown, we regret that the Record Office will remain closed until further notice. This message will be updated when circumstances change. We will continue to be able to help by email or via 'Contact' above and look forward to welcoming visitors back as soon as possible.

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.