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Coronavirus remains a serious health risk. It’s important to stay cautious and help protect yourself and others. Please continue to follow national government advice.

Archives and collections

There are two main services you can use.

Heritage Research Area

Here you will find printed local and family history, genealogy, maps, local newspapers.

Opening hours are:

  • Monday and Tuesday - 11am to 7pm
  • Wednesday to Saturday - 11am to 5pm

Wolfson Centre for Archival Research

This is the search room for archival collections, photographs, early printed material. Please note that an appointment is needed to use the Wolfson Centre. (A reader’s ticket is also required – please see our section on CARN tickets for details).

Opening hours are:

  • Tuesday - 11am to 6pm
  • Wednesday and Thursday - 11am to 4pm
  • Saturday (monthly) - 11am to 4pm

Saturday openings will be on:

  • 14 August 2021
  • 11 September 2021
  • 9 October 2021
  • 6 November 2021
  • 4 December 2021

We will be closed from:

  • 13 September, reopening on Tuesday 21 September 2021
  • 27 December, reopening on Tuesday 4 Januar 2022
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