Hampshire Record Office's aim is to safeguard, share and collect documents relating to the history of Hampshire in order to make them publicly accessible and to preserve Hampshire's heritage for future generations.
Their documents include the Winchester Bishopric collection, Winchester Cathedral collection, Winchester City archives, Wessex Film and Sound archive and family and estate papers.
Whatever subject appeals to you, whether you are researching family history, interested in local history or are studying the history of a house, you will find a document of use. The knowledgeable and helpful staff are always on hand to help if you have any questions or require assistance.
Collections also include:
A list of parish registers held by the Archive is also accessible from their Home Page. It is best to check to make sure the document you wish to consult is available before visiting.
The Office is near to Winchester railway station. If travelling by car, public car parks are situated within 100 metres of the building.
If you are a blue badge holder, two parking spaces are available off Station Hill, approximately 100 metres from the main entrance. Blue badge holders can utilise the staff entrance located behind the building. You have to contact the Archive in advance by telephoning 01962 846154 to use either of these spaces.
The building is fully accessible, having an accessible toilet, hearing induction loops in reception, a portable hearing loop, magnifying glasses in the searchroom and an automatic rise and fall table.
A research service is offered for people unable to visit in person. It is recommended you peruse their online catalogue before making an enquiry. Any request must be submitted by using the application form. Any charge made is based on time spent, rather than results obtained.
Hampshire Record Office is a member of the CARN (County Archive Research Network)