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The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland

The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland

The Record office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland holds the written heritage of the two counties and the city from 1000 years ago to the present day. This includes the records of churches, schools, businesses, local authorities, clubs, societies, charities and individuals. We have wills, maps, plans, deeds, photographs, local newspapers, oral history recordings and a wealth of information online. Our friendly and trained staff will be able to help you to use the finding aids and locate the information you require whether you are tracing your family tree, researching the history of your house or undertaking a PhD thesis!

Information is added to our online catalogue every day so it may help if you have a look before you visit. It can be found from a Google search or via the Leicestershire County Council web pages. You are also welcome to email us at recordoffice@leics.gov.uk or telephone 0116 2571080. If you are unable to visit why not use our enquiry service which costs £15 for half an hour or £25 for a full hour.

We are open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9.15-5pm, Wednesday 9.15-7.30 (closing at 6pm in December and January) and Saturdays 9.15-12.15 and located on Long Street, Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, LE18 2AH. Please bring some identification showing your name, current address and signature so we can issue you with your free readers’ ticket which is valid here and at many other record offices. We hope to be able to help you find out more about your heritage.

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Opening hours

Tuesday - Friday: 10am to 6pm

Saturday: 10am to 4pm

Sunday - Monday: Closed

Free entry


Contact details

Tel: 0116 305 3627

Address: The Symington Building, Adam & Eve Street, Market Harborough, LE16 7LT

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