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Current Coronavirus restrictions

Planning a visit

Planning your visit during the period of Coronavirus restrictions


  • Staffordshire Record Office reopened to the public on Tuesday 13 April 2021
  • Stoke on Trent City Archives reopened to the public on Wednesday 12 May 2021. We are currently operating a phased reopening. Until further notice our opening hours are:

    • Wednesday 9.30am - 2.00pm
    • Thursday 9.30am - 2.00pm
    • Friday 9.30am - 2.00pm

Staffordshire Record Office

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.

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 until further notice.  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 closed until further notice.

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