Opening Hours

The Special Collections and Archives experienced a major flooding incident in January 2017. A relatively small number of items suffered water damage, thanks to our immediate response and successful salvage operation. Even so, the incident has caused major and long term disruption to the service.  


All collections have now moved to alternative storage and we are able to offer an enquiry and searchroom service until Friday 4th August.
ARCHIVES CLOSED - The service will be closed from Monday 7th August until Monday 25th September to allow for construction work and the transfer of all our collections to refurbished stores.


It is essential to make an appointment in order to view any of our collections, except Local Collection books and maps on open access. Office hours are usually 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.