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Opening hours

  • Stoke on Trent City Archives opening hours
    • Wednesday 9.30am - 2.00pm
    • Thursday 9.30am - 2.00pm
    • Friday 9.30am - 2.00pm

Staffordshire Record Office

Notice of temporary closure

The Staffordshire Record Office's onsite public service have now temporarily closed. This is to enable preparatory surveys to take place prior to construction of the Staffordshire History Centre. The development of the Staffordshire History Centre will create exciting and imaginative ways to connect Staffordshire people and their stories and result in both modern facilities for visitors and increase storage for future collections. You can find updates on the project here: Staffordshire History Centre

The staff team and volunteers will relocate to a temporary base during the construction period. Staff will provide a limited remote service including answering enquiries about the collection and providing a copying service.

From late spring we plan to provide physical access for statutory legal requirements and certain time-limited projects, where needs cannot be met through copying.

All services will be dependent on changing levels of access to the collections during the building project. We will review access on a regular basis and welcome feedback from service users.

The temporary closure is planned to last for 18 months dependent on the construction programme.

For further updates please continue to check this page.  You can stay in touch by subscribing to our Service newsletter and visiting our social media channels.

Stoke on Trent City Archives

Please bear in mind that our opening hours and the various measures we are putting in place will be kept under review and may change.

William Salt Library

The William Salt Library is closed to the public. Documents, books and other material held by the Library can be consulted at Staffordshire Record Office.  Please follow the Staffordshire Record Office links above for further information.

Lichfield History Access Point

The Lichfield History Access Point in Lichfield Library is open by appointment only.

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