Norfolk Record Office

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The Norfolk Record Office collects and preserves records of historical significance for the county of Norfolk and makes them accessible to as wide a range of people as possible.

It is a joint service of the County and District Councils of Norfolk. In 2005, the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) granted Designation status to the Record Office's entire collection.

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Opening hours

Monday, Wednesday to Friday: 9 am-5 pm
Tuesday: 9.30 am-5 pm
Saturday: 9 am-12 noon

The Norfolk Record Office is closed on public holidays. It also closes for two weeks for annual stocktaking at the end of November and the beginning of December.

Admission charges


Additional info

Visitors with disabilities:
There are parking spaces for visitors with disabilities near the entrance to The Archive Centre. Inside the building, a wheelchair-accessible lift takes you down to the public areas, which are all on one level. There is a toilet accessible to those in wheelchairs. Restaurants and a shop are situated on the ground floor of County Hall. Access to County Hall for wheelchair users is via a lift, to the left of the main entrance steps. There are loop systems for the hard of hearing at The Archive Centre reception desks.

All collections relating to the history of Norfolk are Designated Collections of national importance. The collection spans from the 11th century to the present day, and demonstrates geographic relevance within a national and international context.

Collection details


Key artists and exhibits

  • Designated Collection

Norfolk Record Office
The Archive Centre
Martineau Lane




01603 222599


01603 761885

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