Our searchroom closes to the public for the first full week of every calendar month. Staff are instead working on opening up collections of records that have been difficult or impossible to use until now. Click here for more information on why we introduced collection weeks.
Our readers’ tea room (including three public PCs with access to a variety of online resources), shop and Priory Books remain open during collection weeks. Our remote services are also unaffected by collection weeks (see our FAQ below for further details).
Check back on this page regularly to discover more about the collections we have been able to open up. To find out when the closure weeks occur, download our handy PDF calendar.
Collection Week Reports
You can download a PDF copy of our quarterly reports which are also available in hard copy at the Record Office.
Report on Winter/Spring 2016 Collection Weeks
Report on Autumn 2015 Collection Weeks
Report on Spring 2015 Collection Weeks
Report on Winter 2014 Collection Weeks
Report on Autumn 2014 Collection Weeks
Report on Summer 2014 Collection Weeks
Report on Spring 2014 Collection Weeks
Collection Weeks FAQ
If you have an enquiry about collection weeks not answered below, please contact us.