Nottinghamshire Archives


  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 9am – 7pm
  • Wednesday 9am – 5pm
  • Thursday 9am – 5pm
  • Friday 9am – 5pm
  • Saturday 9am – 1pm
  • Sunday Closed


Would you like to book a private visit for your group or society? Group visits offer introductory talks; tours of the search rooms, strong room and conservation unit; and the opportunity to see a selection of archives. For details and dates visit


If you are looking for a great space to hold a meeting or event then Nottinghamshire Archives has contemporary rooms for hire with free wi-fi and refreshment making facilities. For details and dates visit


To look at original archives you will need a Reader’s Ticket. Nottinghamshire Archives is part of the County Archive Research Network (CARN). If you already have a CARN Ticket issued at another office, you may use it in the Archives.

You can get a CARN Ticket on arrival at Archives. You will need to present identification showing a printed name and address, and a signature. These tickets are valid for four years and can be used at other archives which are part of the County Archive Research Network.

You can renew your CARN Ticket at any office. You will need full ID to renew your ticket, even if you still have an existing one.

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