Nottinghamshire Record Office

Nottinghamshire Record Office holds documents relating to the history of the county. Their collection of four million documents include resources referring to Nottingham and the diocese of Southwell and Nottingham. Their resources also cover local bodies, families and individuals.  

Whatever your research interest, whether you are researching your family history, want to learn more about the history of a house, or discover more about your local community, you will find the documents held of use.  They are also useful if you are researching for a school project or completing your university degree.

The knowledgeable and helpful staff are always on hand to help should you require assistance.

Information about Nottinghamshire Record Office


Nottinghamshire Archives 
Castle Meadow Road
NG2 1AG 

Telephone Number:

0115 958 1634 


For details about collections held, please visit their Home Page and peruse their online catalogue.  The catalogue contains information regarding the collections, but not all resources held by the Archive are included in the catalogue at present. No images of any documents appear in the catalogue.  They also have details of parish registers held by the Archive. 

To find details regarding their opening hours, please visit the appropriate section of their Visiting the Archives page.  

The Office is approximately 5 minutes walk from Broadmarsh bus station and Nottingham railway station, adjacent to the Magistrates Court and opposite the HMRC buildings.

They have a car park but space is limited. If the car park is full, there are public car parks nearby. There is only one disabled space so they state they need 24 hours notice in order that the space may be guaranteed.

If you want to use microfiche or access original documents it is not necessary to make an appointment, but if you want to use a computer then booking is advisable. A PC can be booked on your behalf by telephoning 0115 958 1634, and giving your name and telephone number and the day and time you would like to book the computer. You will also need to bring along one form of ID such as a driving licence or bank card. For further information about the use of computers, please peruse the computers section of their Visiting the Archives page. This includes details of how far ahead of your visit you can book and how long you can book a computer for.

Visitors are required to sign the Visitors book at reception and place bags and coats in the lockers provided. The visitors' room has a hot drinks machine and water cooler.

If you are unable to visit in person, they offer a research service. You will need to download and complete their Research Service order form in order to commission research.

Nottinghamshire Record Office is a member of the CARN (County Archive Research Network) 

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