Record Office for Leicestershire

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The Record Office is a service provided by Leicestershire County Council in partnership with Leicester City Council and Rutland County Council.
The Record Office exists to preserve and provide access to a wide range of Resources which can be used to research the history and culture of Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.

Access to the collections is freely available to everyone and staff are on hand to help you find the information you need.

Venue Type:


Opening hours

Mon Tues Thurs 0915-1700
Wed 0915-1930
Fri 0915-1645
Sat 0915-1215

Admission charges


You don't need to book to visit the Record Office, but you do need to come with ID because we operate the County Archives Research Network (CARN) ticket system. If you do not already have a CARN ticket you will need to register on your first visit. Registration is free.

The extensive collections, dating from the Domesday Book to yesterday, include archives, books, newspapers, maps, photographs, videos and sound recordings. The Record Office enables you to access all these resources to find out about your family tree, house history, local study, school, college or university projects, and a host of other topics.

Collection details

Archives, Literature, Social History, Trade and Commerce, Photography, Industry

Record Office for Leicestershire
Long Street
Wigston Magna
LE18 2AH




0116 257 1080


0116 257 1120

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