Planning a Visit SRO
Notice of temporary closure
The Staffordshire Record Office’s onsite public service is 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.
You can also get in touch via email: Staffordshire Record Office
Further information about finding records
The Archive Service has four service points, and works closely with William Salt Library. The links below give an overview of what is held at each site. The Staffordshire Record OFfice and William Salt Library are now closed temporarily.
Family history sources
Local and general history sources
Travelling to Staffordshire or Stoke on Trent to do your research? Please check timetables before travelling, as they can change at short notice.
You may find Traveline helpful in checking out the various options available.
Please visit the following websites to find out what local accommodation options are available.
For overseas visitors the following websites will give tourist information about Staffordshire as a whole, the West Midlands region and Britain nationally.