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).
Our address is:
The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Long Street, Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, LE18 2AH
There is a free visitors’ car park on the corner of Long Street and Elizabeth Court opposite the Memorial Park, a short distance from the office. There is one designated space for a disabled visitor. If you are disabled please contact the office in advance to make sure that the parking space is available on the day you wish to visit.
There are several public car parks in Wigston Magna should our car park be full. Please see the above map for location of car parks. All offer up to 3 hours free parking and £3 for up to 12 hours.
From Leicester: Follow the A5199, Welford Road, southwards to the roundabout at the junction with the B582. Take the third exit on to Wakes Road and at the junction with Leicester Road turn left. Continue straight on at the mini-roundabout into Long Street. The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland is on the right. The Record Office car park is 100 yards further on, on the right.
From the M1/M69: Leave the motorway at M1 Junction 21 and follow signs for Leicester South and East and Wigston (A563). At the large roundabout at the end of Glenhills Way take the fourth exit into Stonesby Avenue (B5418) which leads into Aylestone Lane. At the mini-roundabout at the T-junction turn right into Long Street. The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland is on the right with a car park a further hundred yards on the right.
Buses to Wigston Magna run from the Haymarket Bus Station in Leicester via London Road /Railway Station (service 48) or via Welford Road (service 49). Ask for “Church Nook” then when in Wigston Magna cross the main road (Bull Head Street) and walk down Bell Street to Long Street. For the return journey- services 47, 44A (both stop at Leicester Railway station on their way to Haymarket bus station) and 49 from the stop outside the Record Office.
If travelling by train from Birmingham, there is a small station at South Wigston (approximately 1½ miles from the Record Office). Services 44A, 47 and 47A run from South Wigston to the bus stop outside the Record Office.