The Record Office has reopened
Please see ‘Reopening and Booking’ on our home page for new booking procedures and opening hours. Under latest government guidance it is compulsory to wear face coverings in libraries and public reading rooms unless you have an exemption. Visits will need to be pre-booked and we have made some additional changes in the search rooms, visitor facilities and the reception area to ensure we remain Covid-secure. Guidance from the National Archives recommends that archival materials are quarantined after use for up to 72 hours. This means the availability of our records may vary and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We will continue to be able to help by telephone or email and we encourage you to use these methods where possible. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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.
Tuesday – Thursday: 9:30 – 12:00, 13:30 – 16:00
Friday – Sunday: Closed
Holiday closures 2020
(Dates shown are inclusive)
Christmas and New Year: Thursday 24 December – Monday 4 January 2021