Leicester and Leicestershire Record Office

Record offices

The record office is home to resources which can be used to research the history and culture of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Further information

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.

Opening times

Days Opening times
Monday 9.15am - 5pm
Tuesday  9.15am - 5pm
Wednesday  9.15am - 7.30pm*
Thursday  9.15am - 5pm
Friday  Closed
Saturday  9.15am - 12.15pm
Sunday  Closed

*During January the office closes at 6pm.


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

The record office is a service provided by Leicestershire County Council in partnership with Leicester City Council and Rutland County Council.

To find out more please visit the record office website (hosted by Leicestershire County Council) which is linked at the top of this page.

Contact us

Write to us: Long Street, Wigston Magna, Leicester, LE18 2AH
Ring us: 0116 257 1080
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