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Visiting Derbyshire Record Office

Derbyshire Record Office is a joint service combining local studies and archives.


Record Office New Street

We're currently open Tuesday to Friday from 9.30am to 5pm.

We're also open on the following Saturdays from 9.30am to 4pm (the archive search room will be closed from midday to 1pm):

  • 29 October 2022
  • 26 November 2022
  • 17 December 2022

Bank holiday opening times

Derbyshire Record Office will be closed for bank holidays on the following days:

  • 24 December 2022 (Saturday), close at 1pm
  • 26 December 2022 (Monday), Boxing Day
  • 27 December 2022 (Tuesday), Christmas Day (substitute day)

Making an appointment

You are welcome to visit us without making an appointment. However, booking advance is advisable, especially if you require a larger table on which to consult maps. Please contact us to make an appointment.

You're welcome to pre-order 3 documents in advance of your visit, so do include these reference numbers when calling or emailing us. We can take pre-orders by phone no later than 3pm the day before your visit (if visiting on a Tuesday that would be by 3pm the previous Friday). Orders received the day before by email cannot be guaranteed.

Use our research guidesand search our catalogue to find out what is available or contact us for advice.

If you'd prefer not to visit, you can use our copying and research service.

Before you visit

We're part of the national Archives Card system. You'll need to register for an Archives Card if you don't already have one and want to view original archive documents. Bring suitable ID with you so we can issue your new card when you arrive. If you don't want an Archives Card, please still register on the system so that we'll be able to log your visit. See our privacy notice for more information.

If you just want to use our local studies library, public computers, and microfilm machines, you don't need an Archives Card.

When you arrive

Our staff may wear face coverings and socially distance, and we encourage our customers to consider doing the same to help keep everyone safe.

The windows will be open to ensure fresh air is being circulated.

Please use the lockers for your coat and bags and wash your hands before consulting the material.

You'll also need to bring your own pencils and paper to take notes as these can't be provided. Pens are not permitted.

You can use your own device to take photographs of material in the collections.

Microform machines

If you'd like to look at newspapers, parish registers, or other material on microfilm or microfiche, we recommend that you contact us to book a machine before you visit.

Computer access

There are public computers available which must be booked in advance. One-to-one assistance with computers is not available at present.

If possible, we recommend that you bring your own laptop or tablet and use our free wifi to access the internet, including the Record Office online catalogue.

Facilities and access

We have an accessible toilet.

There are 3 disabled spaces in our on-site car park

You can view more detailed information in the accessibility guide for Derbyshire Record Office.

Site address

Derbyshire Record Office
New Street
Matlock
DE4 3FE

Postal address

Derbyshire Record Office
County Hall
Matlock
DE4 3AG