Denbighshire Record Office

Denbighshire Record Office

They hold resources for the county but does not include the area administered by Conwy Borough Council.

Their aim is to collect and preserve documents relating to the history of the area and to make these resources publicly accessible.  Their records date from the twelfth to the twenty-first century.

The records and documents will be of use whether you are interested in house history, local history or researching your family history.  The staff are always available to help should you require assistance.

Information about Denbighshire Record Office


Denbighshire Archives
The Old Gaol 

46 Clwyd Street 
LL15 1HP

Telephone Number:

01824 708250


For information regarding their collections, please visit their Home Page and their popular collections page which contains details of their holdings.  

Opening hours can be found by going to their opening times page.

No on-site parking is available at Denbighshire Archives unless you are a blue badge holder.  The nearest car parks are Park Road car park and Crispin Road car park.  

The nearest railway stations are in Rhyl and Wrexham. From either of these stations it is possible to catch a bus to Ruthin.  The nearest bus stop to the Archive is on Market Street.  Walking from there to the Archive takes about 5-10 minutes.

It is always advisable to book before visiting so disappointment can be avoided. If you arrive without making a booking, you will only be accommodated if there is enough space and sufficient facilities.

If you are unable to visit in person, they offer a Research Service.

They are a member of the CARN (County Archive Research Network)

Conwy Archive Service

The Office was established in 1996, when the unitary authority of Conwy County Borough was formed from parts of the historic counties of Caernarfonshire and Denbighshire.


Conwy Archive Service
The Old Board School 

Lloyd Street 

LL30 2YG

Telephone Number:

01492 577550


For information regarding their location, opening hours and collections, please visit their Home Page.  For a brief outline of their key collections, please also peruse their online catalogue.

Use of a digital camera is permitted, but the Office makes a charge to anyone taking advantage of this service. 

They also have some publications available for sale, which include Images of Wales, Llandudno - A Pictorial History, Yr Athro Alltud Syr Henry Jones and Knights of Penrhyn - a tribute to the fallen heroes of Penrhyn Parish.

For more details regarding the research service offered by Conwy Archives, please visit the appropriate section of their other services page.

Conwy Archive Service is a member of the CARN (County Archive Research Network) 

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