They hold resources relating to the history of Yorkshire. They then make them accessible to anyone who wishes to consult them.
Whether you want to research the history of your local community, discover more about the history of a house or research your family history, you may find a document relating to the topic you are interested in.
The knowledgeable and helpful staff are always on hand to help if you require assistance.
Opening hours can be found by visiting their visiting the archive page.
The Archive is a short distance from the railway station and town centre. A small car park is situated at the front of the building and additional parking is available behind the establishment. A pay and display car park is 5-10 minutes walk from the Archive.
It is necessary to book before visiting in order to avoid disappointment and it is also prudent to check they do not have to close between 1pm and 2pm before you visit.
They also have a number of publications available for sale, which include Bedale 1772-1841, Bilsdale Surveys 1637-1851, Bilsdale Maps 1781-1857, North Riding Naval Recruits 1795-1797, NYCRO Guides, Settle in the nineteenth century and The York to Oswaldkirk Turnpike Trust 1768-1881.
If you are unable to visit in person, a Research Service is offered.
The Archive is a member of the CARN (County Archive Research Network)
Also listed under County Durham Archive.
They have an extensive collection of resources covering over 800 years of York history, the earliest document dating from 1155.
They have numerous books, newspapers and maps covering the city and neighbouring areas. For more information about their opening hours and collections, please visit their Home Page.
The Office has a cafe where light meals, homemade cakes and drinks are available.
It is prudent to book before visiting to avoid disappointment, especially if you are travelling a long distance.