Lincolnshire Archives

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Lincolnshire Archives is the public archive service for Lincolnshire. The Archives centre in Lincoln offers an accessible search room for researchers investigating the extensive archive and reference library collections.

Visit our website to find out more about the collections, research and copying services and guidance on how to get the most out of your search room visits.

Intending visitors must book Search Room spaces in advance. You can do this by telephone, e-mail or on-line via our eBookings system which is accessible to users who have already registered their reader ticket with the search room.

Lincolnshire Archives have a Designated Collection of national importance.

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Opening hours

Tues - Sat 10.00-16.00

Closed Mon, Sun
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Good Friday

Admission charges


Additional info

Booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

Our Office is part of the CARN reader ticket network. Staff can provide further details.

The Lincoln Episcopal Rolls and Registers are a Designated Collection. The size of the pre-Reformation Diocese of Lincoln makes this a key archive for English history from the mid-13th century onwards, especially up to the Reformation in 1542. The collections are nationally important and reflect the international nature of pre-Reformation England.

Collection details


Key artists and exhibits

  • Designated Collection
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Lincs to the Past

Lincs to the Past

Our new website allows you to browse and buy images from Lincolnshire’s Cultural collections. You can also view exhibitions and learning resources. There are over 500,000 images available on the website including archive documents, maps and photographs.

Lincolnshire Archives
St Rumbold Street


Main website

Online catalogues

Online resources



Search Room bookings

Illustrations index


Search Room bookings

01522 782040

Search Room enquiries (use for bookings on day of visit)

01522 526204

Admin Office

01522 567137


01522 530047

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.