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Information on visiting The Record Office from 11th October 2021

Our opening hours have returned to normal, except we are closed 12.30 - 13.30 for cleaning and ventilation. Searchroom capacity has been increased and there is now no need to book. The health and wellbeing of visitors and staff remain our key priority and we continue to encourage social distancing and the wearing of face coverings. Please see 'Visit Us' for more details, including opening hours. We look forward to welcoming back more visitors.

Opening Times

Opening hours

These are our usual opening hours and planned holiday closures. Any changes to these will be prominently displayed.

Please feel free to contact us before you visit, especially if you are travelling from some distance or if severe weather is expected, to check on opening times and the availability of records.

Documents are produced on demand throughout the day with ‘last orders’ 30 minutes before closing time each day.


Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 9:15 – 12.30; 13.30 – 17:00

Wednesday: 9:15 – 12:30; 13.30 – 19.30 (18.00 in December and January)

Friday: CLOSED

Saturday: 9:15 – 12:15

Sunday: CLOSED

The Record Office is closed on the Saturday of Bank Holiday weekends.


Closures 2021

(Dates shown are inclusive)

Thursday 6 May:  Local elections – Record Office in use as a polling station

Saturday 25 September – Saturday 9 October: CLOSED FOR STOCKTAKING

Saturday 27 November: IT systems maintenance

Christmas & New Year:  Friday 24 December – Monday 3 January 2022