County Record Office


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.

Advanced warning: Winter closure

In addition to our normal opening hours, the record office will be closed as follows to allow staff to work on cataloguing and other collection related work:

Wednesday 10th – Friday 12th January: CLOSED
Saturday 13th January: OPEN
Wednesday 17th – Friday 19th January: CLOSED
Saturday 20th January: OPEN

The Warwick Healey Motor Company Archive CR4804


The archive relating to the Donald Healey Motor Company, acquired with the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund has now been catalogued and conserved. Thankyou to everyone who has contributed to the project. To find out how to access the collection please follow this link.

To see the blog and help to identify Healey images follow this link

To participate in the Healey Oral History Project click on this link

Click here to make a donation to support the work of the record office

Document of the Month November 2017

Document of the Month November 2017This month’s Document of the Month looks at the early history of bank notes with examples from Alcester Bank from 1801.

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



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

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.