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.
Mon Tues Thurs 0915-1700
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.
Archives, Literature, Social History, Trade and Commerce, Photography, Industry
The Medieval Woman
Exhibition exploring the roles and lives of medieval women in religion, warfare, work and the law. Normal opening times.
The Noel Family of Exton
Although long believed destroyed by fire, the papers of the Noels of Exton were recently re-discovered and now form one of the Record Office’s largest and most significant collections. This exhibition tells the story of the family and its estates, with examples of fascinating and beautiful documents, but also how this valuable archive came to be saved and catalogued. Normal opening times.