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Opening hours

  • Staffordshire Record Office opening hours
    •  Monday : closed
    • Tuesday to Friday : 10am - 4pm
    • Third Saturday of each month : 9am - 1pm
  • 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

Advance notice of temporary closure

From 11 March 2022 Staffordshire Record Office will temporarily close its onsite public service. This is to enable preparatory surveys to take place prior to construction of the Staffordshire History Centre.

The staff team and volunteers will relocate to a temporary base during the construction period. There will be no public physical access to the collection whilst the service is closed.  Staff will provide a limited remote service including answering enquiries about the collection and providing a copying service to meet statutory requests. 

Access arrangements will be reviewed during the construction period and changes will be notified on the website and social media.

The temporary closure is planned to last for 12-18 months dependent on the construction programme.

For further updates please check this page, the Staffordshire History Centre page or our Service newsletter and social media.

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. 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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