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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 – 17:00

Wednesday: 9:15 – 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.


Holiday closures and other dates for 2019

(Dates shown are inclusive)

Easter: Saturday 20 April – Monday 22 April

May Bank Holiday: Saturday 4 May – Monday 6 May

Spring Bank Holiday: Saturday 25 May – Monday 27 May

Summer Bank Holiday: Saturday 24 August – Monday 26 August

Stocktaking Week: Saturday 28 September – Saturday 5 October

Christmas: Tuesday 24 December – Saturday 28 December

New Year: Wednesday 1 January 2020

The Record Office closes at 6 pm every Wednesday during December and January.