Staffordshire Record Office
Staffordshire Record Office is situated in Eastgate Street, behind the William Salt Library, and can be accessed through the archway opposite the end of Tipping Street.
As staffing levels in the office are reduced, we would prefer that you contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or letter.
Telephone: 01785 278379
You can also view our online catalogue Gateway to the Past.
Notice of temporary closure
The Staffordshire Record Office’s onsite public service has 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 - Staffordshire County Council
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.
The William Salt Library remains closed to the public. Please see the Stoke on Trent City Archives and the Lichfield History Access Point pages for further details on opening hours.
Please see the Coronavirus update page for further information.
Access and facilities
There is no public car park at the Record Office. The nearest long-stay car park is between North Walls and Queensway. Please see the car parking information on the Stafford Borough Council website for locations of all available car parks in Stafford.
Readers with disabilities who are orange/blue badge holders may reserve one of our two designated parking spaces. Other disabled readers may be accommodated in the adjacent councillors' car park only if circumstances permit. Please telephone ahead to check your parking arrangements in advance of your visit.
There are three bicycle racks available for users of the Record Office. Please note that the county council does not accept liability for loss or damage of bicycles. Bicycles should be secured and are left at the owner's own risk. They should be removed before the Record Office closes to avoid being locked in.
Stafford rail station is approximately ten minutes walk from the record office. Some long-distance National Express coach routes stop at Stafford rail station.
As Stafford does not have a bus station, buses serving neighbouring towns and villages stop at different points around the town centre. The main bus companies serving Stafford are Arriva, D&G, Select and First.
Staffordshire Record Office is situated in Eastgate Street, behind the William Salt Library, and can be accessed through the archway opposite the end of Tipping Street. Visitors with disabilities using the reserved car parking spaces please use the rear entrance gate in North Walls, and use the intercom to request that the car park barrier be raised.