Lichfield Record Office

Lichfield Record Office
The Friary
WS13 6QG

By telephone: (+44) 01543-510720

By email: 

Our online catalogue: Gateway to the Past

Opening Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday : 9.30 am - 5.00 pm
Thursday : 10.30 am - 6.00 pm
Friday : Closed
Saturday (2nd Saturday each month) : 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

Please note that our Saturday opening now requires bookings to be made by midday on the previous Thursday.  All original documents will need to be ordered in advance by Thursday midday, and no extra production will be possible on the day.

Bank Holiday Closures


Please note that, to avoid a wasted journey, it is essential that you make an appointment to visit the office, ensure that we hold the records that you are interested in, and bring acceptable proof of identity and address for reader registration. Further details are given in Planning a Visit.

Our reading room is open to all members of the public without charge. An Archive Service reader's ticket is required for use of the reading room. The link below provides information on how to obtain one.

Please follow this link for information on Reader Registration

Access & Facilities

Parking Arrangements
There is a short-stay car park located at the rear of the building. The nearest long-stay car park is off The Friary furthest from the Record Office. There is some restricted parking for registered disabled readers at the front of the building.  For full details please see the Car Parking page on Lichfield District Council's website. 

Public Transport
Lichfield City rail station is approximately ten minutes walk from the Record Office, and Lichfield Trent Valley rail station approximately twenty-five minutes walk.