East Riding of Yorkshire Record Office

The aims of East Riding of Yorkshire Record Office are to collect and protect documents relating to the history of the area to preserve the history and heritage of the area for future generations, and to make these resources publicly accessible.  The Archives held by the Office are of great historical value.

The area covered includes the historic county of East Yorkshire, the former Humberside local authority area and the current East Riding of Yorkshire Council boundary.

Whatever subject you are interested in, whether you are researching your family history, conducting research for a school, college or university assignment, studying the history of a house or are interested in local history, you will find the records and documents held of use.

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

Contact Information for East Riding of Yorkshire Record Office

Postal Address only:

County Hall 
Beverley 
HU17 9BA 

Address of Centre:

The Treasure House 
Champney Road 
Beverley 

Telephone Number:

01482 392790 

E-Mail:

archives.service@eastriding.gov.uk

Collections

For details regarding their collections, please visit their What's in our Archives page.

The Office also has an online catalogue containing information regarding documents and books held.  Collections held by the Archive include:

  • Cemetery Records
  • Electoral Registers
  • Family and Estate Records
  • Local Government Records
  • Maps
  • Newspapers
  • Photographs
  • Police Records
  • Poll Books
  • Public Records
  • Register of Deeds
  • Quarter Sessions
  • School Records
  • Trade Directories

Opening Hours

Opening Hours can be found by going to their visiting us page. 

Location and Directions



If visiting them on a weekday, please note they do not have on-site parking, but car parks are available in the town centre. The nearest car park is in Grayburn Lane which is off Lairgate, but other car parks are also available.  The car park behind Treasure House is open for use on a Saturday, but this is a pay and display car park.

If travelling by bus or train, the Office is 10-15 minutes walk from these stations.

Booking

You have to book an appointment before visiting, it also being prudent to tell them what documents you wish to view. 

Photography

You may use a digital camera, but a charge is made for using this service.  Some documents cannot be photographed because they are fragile and easily damaged.

Accessibility

The building is fully accessible, there being a hearing loop installed, a lift to the first floor and six parking spaces for blue badge holders at the Treasure House.

Refreshments

The coffee lounge on the first floor of Treasure House sells sandwiches, panini's, cakes, scones, muffins, pastries and hot and cold drinks.

Shop

A shop is accessible in Treasure House, which sells various gifts, DVDs and books including:

  • Art Books containing art from Fred Elwell, Walter Goodin, and the Champney Collection
  • Beverley Historical Books
  • Beverley Industry DVD
  • Black and White Beverley DVD
  • Crossing the Humber DVD
  • On the Rail Trail DVD
  • Walk on the Wild Side DVD

Readers' Tickets

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



For further details of Record Offices in the area, please view my page regarding Hull History Centre.



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