Sunday, 19 October 2014

Nottinghamshire Archives winter closure for redevelopment

The following has been announced by Nottinghamshire Archives at

Nottinghamshire Archives will temporarily close to the public from Saturday 18 October.

This closure forms part of a £2.5m investment project to extend the archives' building and preserve the county’s rich documentary heritage for future generations.

The building is expected to open again in spring 2015. Until then, you can contact the archives service via telephone, email and post. A reprographics service will be available so staff can reproduce copies of documents for the public.

From October 18, you can use the reduced service by calling 0115 9581634, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm or by emailing

Written requests can also be accepted at Nottinghamshire Archives, Castle Meadow Road, Nottingham, NG2 1AG.

You can also continue to explore local history collections in local libraries which host parish registers and other local history sources.

The archives’ current building in Castle Meadow Road, Nottingham, was opened by the Princess Royal in 1993 and is almost at full storage capacity.

The county council’s extension project will increase storage capacity and secure a further 20 years of extra space for historical archives. It will be built to meet new national archives building standards, and the modernised facilities will have an enhanced focus on digital archives.

There will be a new refreshments area, two meeting rooms and exhibition spaces in the new-look building. There will be opportunities to support further the Friends Group and increase volunteering opportunities as part of the refurbished centre.

We apologise for the inconvenience this closure may cause.

(With thanks to Martin James at the UK Professional Researchers in Genealogy, Family & Local History forum on Linked In)


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