County Record Office


Change to opening hours

Following the public consultation about the Record Office opening hours the changes below will take effect from the week beginning 13th March. The office will open every week for these hours apart from two weeks in the Winter (dates to be confirmed) which will be used for cataloguing

Wed 10-4pm
Thurs 10-4pm
Fri 10-4pm
Sat 10-1pm

Disabled Access

The lift providing access to our building is currently out of order and will be repaired as soon as possible. In the meantime, please speak to the receptionist on arrival if you require assistance, as we may be able to provide access through an alternative entrance. If you wish to check the current situation or discuss access, please call us during our opening hours on 01926 738959.

We apologies for any inconvenience caused.

 Digital copy services

Our digital copying service will not be in operation for April. We will therefore not be able to offer our rush service. All orders received will be fulfilled in strict rotation when the service recommences on May 2nd. Our order forms do state that a normal turnaround for orders is 4 weeks.

We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Warwickshire’s history, Warwickshire’s memory  Warwickshire County Record Office collects, preserves and provides access to documents recording the history of the county, its people and places. Read more about the work of the record office.

Highlight of the Week: Research guides
Just starting your research or hit a road block? Our research guides might have the answer

Healey Histories wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

Warwick Healey Motor Company

We can now preserve this important collection, however the fund raising continues.

To find out more and support the project, visit our project page and read on, or visit our donations page to help support the project

Document of the Month March 2017

Document of the Month March 2017The Document of the Month for March takes a look at an unusual selection of documents found from within a solicitor’s collection.

An archive of previous documents of the month can be found on our online catalogue, Warwickshire’s Past Unlocked


Digital tithe maps for sale

Digitised versions of our tithe maps are now available for sale directly from us and via the online shop of the Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry. Find out more about our digital tithe maps

Document production times during lunchtime period

We are unable to produce documents from the strongrooms between 12pm and 2.15pm, though our searchroom will remain open. Other services such as photocopying may also be affected. This is the result of further reductions to staffing levels within the public service team.

For further information on our searchroom services, including ordering documents in advance, please see our searchroom services page.